But what does that mean?
Nairobi Design Week 2020 explored design together with the community under the theme 'Design Is for Everyone!' featuring an all female launch on International Women's Day, a week long exhibition, community design project, workshops, movie nights and more!
=🏀Basketball Court Restoration + 🎨Mural Painting + 🎶Jam Session + 💃🏿Choreography + ⚙️Design Thinking Workshops + 📹Music Video Shoot + 👾LabelledHuman campaign
#PaintTheCourt is our first case study, focused on how design can:
-Bring diverse communities together to create real impact in the short, medium and long term.
-Uncover, solve and share challenges in a united effort that brings value to participants, partners and the public.
-Sustainably transform and promote public spaces and cultural events, through practical and interactive experiences🙌🏾
The 'Labelled Human' song and music video invite us all to share what we’ve been labelled, providing a platform for release and further understanding of those around us. Created during #NairobiDesignWeek 2020.
Speakers included: Anastasia Njeri (BuildHer), Leah Otieno (Lava Latte), Rosemary Wangari, Wairimu (Y’Rimu Collection), Wanjiku Murigi (HISI Studio) and a performance by Bakhita, combining performance art by Naitiemu! MC for the night was Musangi Judith, who completed a hat-trick of festivals by picking up the mic at NDW2020!
📸Blind Photography Project featuring work by Brian Otieno.
👚Adaptive Clothing for the visually impaired showcasing inclusive fashion designs including t-shirts with braille writings - by Wanjiku Murigi: Studio HISI
Community Renovation Toolkit with KLI - 3 finalists were invited to spend a week at Kenya Lighting Industries refining their designs and learning about industrial manufacturing methods such as laser cutting, CNC punching and electrostatic powder coating.
Grishon designed laser cut urban seats, Kashyap designed lights & Farhiya designed basketball hoops.
The designs were then manufactured and launched at Nairobi Design Week 2020.
Design Thinking for Storytellers (ASMO x NDW)
Design Thinking for Skaters (NDW x Kenyan Skateboarding Society x Rollerskaters of Nairobi)
Wood-cut printing on t-shirts with Esther Kute X Iona McCreath
Design and everyday objects with Free Mind Sessions - - using clay-dough to engage in communal co-creation
Build X UNDP accelerator lab Kenya
Izzy Mboe, Paramounts Arts, on Motion art
Christian Kasomo - Using Design to inspire positivity in humanity
🖼Yrimu Collection: 5 female artists curated by Wairimu Mwangi.
👩🏾🎨Afrorenaissance: Artworks and murals by Chela, Sogallo, Native & Caleb.
💳Andre_be_crae: Artworks made with old credit cards and SIM cards.
📙Quotmie: Kenyan made comics, stickers, notebooks and art.
🎨Patricia Kanana: Colourful art by a product designer
🛋GPAY Africa: Carpets made by artisans in Dandora
James Shaw: a fine objects designer who runs a studio in south London specializing in the Design and manufacture of bespoke, production furniture, products, sculptural objects and material research. He has exhibited internationally including at the Design museum, The Irish museum of Modern art and many more.
3D PRINTING TOOLKIT : Moulds, stamps and stencil
The New Bauhaus