Listen: An Exhibition Introducing Sound of Nairobi, the City’s Sound Archive, Nov. 7-20 2019 @ Goethe Institut

Opening: November 7, 2019
Venue: Goethe Institut Nairobi
Time: 6 pm

Finissage: November 20, 2019

Sound is a medium which can you think about yourself in an environment. Listening consciously to sounds and noises places you in time and space and makes you aware of your surroundings. Sound is immediate and distance-less. Pressure waves move through space and penetrate everything in their way. The expanding nature of sound waves establishes a relational connection between sounding entities. These entities might be human, non-human, material or organic and they are never independent, they exist in a network of interrelations. Sounding bodies always have relations to their environment.

This opens up a way of thinking about sound as a medium that forces relations. Thinking through sound produces knowledge that is informed by context, process, “between-ness”, “interrelated-ness”. It has the ability to bring established power hierarchies into question.

In a series of workshops, City Walks worked by practically moving through spaces and listen actively.

The exhibition presents the results of this unique perspective on the city of Nairobi.

November 7, 2019 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Archiving Kenya’s Past and Futures, Nov. 12 2019 @ McMillan Memorial Library

Date: November 12, 2019
Venue: McMillan Memorial Library, Banda Street
Time: 9 am – 3 pm

This event is led by Angela Okune and Leonida Mutuku. It brings together researchers, archival specialists, open data technologists, and government representatives to think about the intersection between open data technologies, digital humanities and research data practices in Kenya.

How might we imagine more equitable and inclusive systems of knowledge production and infrastructure by/in/for Kenya? Three panel sessions explore how diverse institutions have attempted to support student interests in research and archiving; raise questions about the genre of the academic journal article for scholarly knowledge sharing; and dive into the politics and geographies of data localisation and governance.Key discussion points from the meeting will be synthesised into a report for public dissemination and will include concrete next steps.

Participation is free and registration is open until 5 pm on 7th November 2019: here

November 8, 2019 at 12:05 pm Leave a comment

Live Saturday with the Itch, Nov. 9 2019 @ Dagoz Artist Bar and Venue

Date: November 9, 2019
Venue: Dagoz Artist Bar and Venue
Time: from 7 pm
250/- Cover Charge – Tips also very welcome

Please welcome welcome the old boys of Nairobi 🙂 who have been off the radar for some time…Now itchng to play and entertain with their blend of Rock, Blues, RnB, Reggae covers

November 8, 2019 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

16th Ndakaini Half Marathon, Nov. 9 2019 @ Ndakaini – Thika

Date: November 9, 2019
Venue: Ndakaini, Thika

November 8, 2019 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Exhibition Pop Up, Nov. 9-10 2019 @ the Tin Roof Cafe

Dates: November 9-10, 2019
Venue: the Tin Roof Café

We will still be at the Tin Roof Cafe in The House or Treasures this Weekend with a bright collection of new work by artists including Anne Mwiti, Patrick Kinuthia, Mary Ogembo, and more!

November 8, 2019 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Documentary Launch & Concert: Sauti-Gifted, Different, Unsilenced, Nov. 15 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: November 15, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

A multimedia documentary project by Ketebul Music that tells the personal experiences of 5 musicians who due to their personal circumstances find themselves facing discrimination and marginalization.

The documentary launch will be followed by a concert featuring Awilo Mike, Kamanu M’tuamwari, Michel Ongaro and Gargar, inviting reflection on societal norms that perpetuate intolerance and discrimination.

November 6, 2019 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Showcase Wednesday with Faizal Mostrixx & Susan Kerunen, Nov. 13 2019 @ Alliance Française

Date: November 13, 2019
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: from 7 pm
Entry: Free

November 6, 2019 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

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