Call for submissions: Experience Nairobi 2013, Until Aug. 31 2012
The GoDown Arts Centre has been engaging various city stakeholders on the topic of the City of Nairobi, around the theme “Conceiving a World Class African Metropolis,” (Vision 2030 Nairobi Metropolitan Area).
The objective of these engagements has been to draw out themes of primary interest and importance with a view to translating/interpreting these into a tangible a project that illuminates the many different angles of the city, as understood through the diverse lenses of its inhabitants.
Participating in these discussions with the GoDown have been architects, urban designers, policy makers, city residents, businesses, college students, academics, visual and performing artists, literary writers, and journalists.
Call for Submissions
The GoDown now seeks concept submissions from:
CATEGORY I – Artists and Creatives: Performing & Visual Artists; Architects; Design & Architecture Students, and Scholars Of Architecture, Urban Design & Planning.
CATEGORY II – City Interest Groups: Residents Associations, Businesses, Bloggers, Nairobi Magazines & Publications, City Planners & Policy- Makers; Urban Sociologists and Historians.
1. The physical city
2. Identity, belonging and social constructions in the city
3. Trade and commerce
4. African city naissance
To be presented on no more than three (3) A4 typed sheets of 12 pt font size. Indicate any research and resources the idea may require. As selected proposals may be given an opportunity to test their project, the written submission should also give indication of any aspect of the proposal that may require experimental testing.
Selected submissions shall be facilitated for further development and will later be packaged and presented in EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013, a multi-sector, multi-disciplinary showcase of the City through exhibition, performance, installations, visual, audio-visual and digital expressions.
EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013 will run from May-July 2013
Deadline for submission of concepts: August 31, 2012
Download details of the call for submissions: GODOWN CALL – EXPERIENCE NAIROBI 2013