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This year’s literary festival, Beyond the Map of English: Writers in conversation on Language hosts readings, performances and discussions that explore issues of language and how this relates to African experiences and writing on the continent.
Confirmed participants include Nuruddin Farah, Taiye Selasi, Boris Boubacar Diop, Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, Wu Ming, Prof. Aldin Mutembei,FOKN Bois and Siphiwo Mahala.
The presenters we shall have for this edition of PechaKucha are;
Photography-Jua Kali Project
Interior design organization-Craft Africa
Architecture-Aoad-Atleliers Olango Archicture and Design by Dick Olango
Visual Arts-Amina Abdala
Graphic Design-Ark Studios
PechaKucha drags you into a live situation with atmosphere, energy and real human interaction. The speakers will inspire you as they share their passions, their creativity and their achievements.
The event is being presented in cooperation with our special partners behind the Nairobi Design Week and the Foundry Africa.
If you are an artist who is interested in knowing more about the space come through for an informal conversation. In this first conversation will talk about what The Art Space is and how we can work together.
This event is specifically for artists only and will start on time at 2pm to 4pm
where:The Art Space Kenya, Riverside Dr., Nairobi, Kenya, 00202
Photo Credit: Nairobi Now
On November 4, 2015, the Rift Valley Institute’s Rift Valley Forum and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat will host a panel to debate the proposition: Global migration is out of control—states must enforce stricter border controls and adopt policies to reduce migration.
Chris Horwood of the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat, Nanjala Nyabola of Heinrich Boll Institute, Caroline Njuki of IGAD and Sarah Mallia of Pawa254 will present arguments. Journalist John-Allan Namu of KTN will chair the debate, which will be held in the Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Hall from 6-8pm. Refreshments will be served after the event.
By approaching stuff as incomplete and emergent, Remains, Waste and Metonymy offers critical scrutiny to the assumed finality, stability and comfort of ‘objects’, ‘persons’ and ‘landscapes’. Always ‘in the making’ remains and waste often appear like unfinished biographies, stories and narrations that promise but rarely deliver entirely coherent meanings, bounded entities and stable wholes. Evoking presence rather than offering meaning (more metonymic than metaphorical) this indeterminacy is creatively explored to reveal the excessive multiplicities of time, substance and space.
The interventions presented are works-in-progress that explore new avenues of collaboration between artists and scholars around these themes of waste, remains and metonymy.
Featuring performances and pieces by:
Joost Fontein with Fawaz Elsaid and Mandela Samuel
Neo Sinoxolo Musangi
Sam Hopkins and Simon Rittmeier
With thanks to National Museums of Kenya; Goethe Institute, Nairobi; Professor Stephanie Newell (Yale University)
Rift Valley Forum (former Nairobi Forum) Event: Extractives Development & Violence in Eastern Africa, Oct. 13 2015 @ RVI Office
Date: October 13, 2015
Venue: Seminar Room, Rift Valley Institute Office
Location: Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Entry: Prior RSVP ONLY
It is boom time in eastern Africa. In 2016, its economies will be the continent’s fastest growing, as investors pour money into burgeoning oil, gas and minerals industries. In response, regional governments are planning massive networks of roads, rails and pipelines that will span East Africa, the Horn, the Great Lakes, and South Sudan. These will benefit many of the region’s citizens by creating jobs, delivering new services, and opening the region to further development. But these projects will also impact areas that are perennially insecure, where competition for control of natural resources, economic assets, and political power drive recurrent violence. In these areas, there is a risk that these rapid and disruptive developments will aggravate and complicate existing conflicts and create new patterns of violence.
On 13 October 2015, the Rift Valley Institute’s Rift Valley Forum (formerly the Nairobi Forum), the Institute for Development Studies and the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies will host a panel discussion to explore how extractive development may affect the dynamics of violence in eastern African and examine policy and legal options to prevent violence. Refreshments will be served after the discussion.
Strathmore Extractives Industries Centre
University of Dar es Salaam
British Institute in Eastern Africa
University of St. Louis
George Mason University