Case Study- Graffiti Girls, Kenya

Established in 2015, Graffiti Girls is a collective of three women in their twenties who paint murals and matatus in towns and slums such as Korogocho and Kariobangi. They are mentored by prominent Kenyan graffiti artists such as Smoki, Swift, Bantu and Kerosh. In addition to their more light-hearted work, Graffiti Girls also tackle issues... 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 →

Case Study – Making Cities Together

The Kenya-based organisation Making Cities Together has run placemaking schemes for courtyards, a street and a park in Nairobi. The first project focused on streets in Korogocho and partnered with Hoperaisers to reclaim streets and public spaces in Nairobi. With the focus on young people in Korogocho, the project sought to reclaim public space for... Continue Reading →

Case Study – Korogocho Streetscapes Urban Laboratory

Korogocho Streetscapes aims to engage youth in the urban transformation process by undertaking placemaking schemes in Kenya. Activities including Talking Walls, sport activities on the street, pop-up music events and Open Streets allow young people to be involved in the development of their local public spaces. Korogocho Streetscapes describes itself as an urban laboratory that... Continue Reading →

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