It's What We Make It

Join the community at Nairobi Design Week 2023, the 8th annual celebration of design.

IT'S

WHAT

WE

MAKE

IT

!

ALL

THESE

BLOCKS

ARE

MOVABLE

.

YOU

CAN

BE

CREATIVE

AND

SHARE

JUST

ABOUT

ANYTHING

WITH

THEM

,

A

POEM

ON

LIFE

AND

THEN

WISE

WORDS

ABOUT

DESIGN

?

!

Every year we explore design through a different theme, and we're excited for you to join the community at Nairobi Design Week 2023, the 8th edition of the festival.

Featuring exhibits, workshops and events from the community.

THEME : It's What We Make It

; designing in tune with nature and culture.

OPEN CALLS

To apply, find out about each open call in more detail.

RSVP and save it in your calendar.

FEATURED PROJECTS

More to be added soon! Keep an eye out on our home page for project announcements.

Tracing the Wild

"Tracing the Wild" is a new data-story sculpture that visualizes lion and other predator data from Kenya Wildlife Trust as an interactive artwork created by Sovereign Nature Initiative in collaboration with artists, designers and story gatherers.

More information about the project here

OPEN CALLS

There are three ways you can participate in the festival:

1. FESTIVAL CREW

Apply here to volunteer to be a part of the festival crew. The areas of involvement include : Marketing, Production, Guides, AV & Tech, and Documentation.

2. PHYSICAL EXHIBITORS

Apply here with works that can be physically showcased or experienced.

This may include (but not limited to) : Physical products, physical installations or experiences, sculptures.

3. DIGITAL EXHIBITORS

Apply here if you're a digital creator to submit works or concepts that can be showcased on screen.

This may include (but not limited to) : Illustrations, animations, photographs, images of physical artworks (eg paintings, sculptures), digital 2d & 3d artworks, films, computer-generated visual media, algorithmic & generative etc.