Case Study – THIKA ROAD MAD BOYS_UNTIL DEATH DO US PART_WAZUNGU WAUSI (BLACK WHITE MEN) (a collaborative film by Sam Hopkins, 2015)

With an interest in the growing number of young middle-class people in Nairobi cycling in very dangerous conditions, Sam Hopkins and Florian Stoll created a film with the participation of the subject they were interested in. This meant close collaboration with cyclists in Nairobi, with the filming and direction a shared responsibility. An integral part... Continue Reading →

Case Study – Matatu Graffiti in Nairobi

The ban on matatu graffiti was lifted in November 2014 by President Uhuru Kenyatta, and has been thriving ever since. It is now a highly profitable industry; artwork just on the body is approximately Ksh. 300,000 ($3,000), whilst graffiti and internal customisation is around Ksh. 1.3million ($13,000). Moreover, there is now an awards ceremony for... Continue Reading →

Case Study- Placemaking Nairobi

Placemaking Nairobi is an organisation that brings together creative groups in Nairobi to get involved in placemaking schemes. Their most successful program is the annual ‘Placemaking Week’ that is held in Nairobi. The website describes it as “a week-long event that celebrates Nairobi’s public spaces and community-led activities which are revolutionising the use and experience... Continue Reading →

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