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Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Time: 6-8 PM
The Art Critic Forum’s 4th edition focuses on Art Writing.
A keynote will be presented by Thom Ogonga and a response by Millicent Muthoni. The session will be moderated by Dr. Mshai Mwangola.
Conversations with African Writers: Khainga O’Okwemba in Conversation with Hilda Twongyeirwe & Elizabeth Kabui, Oct. 21 2016 @ Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Date: Friday, October 21 2016
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
In this session, Khainga O’Okwemba (President, PEN Kenya) will be in conversation with the founder of FEMRITE, Hilda Twongyeirwe and Kenya’s award-winning writer Elizabeth Kabui (winner of the Burt Award, 2014).
New technologies and digitalization are influencing how modern societies run – everything from how we access goods and services to how we socialize are continuously being transformed. Computers and mobile phones are often considered necessary tools that are highly valued both at work and at home. With the good comes the bad – our online lives leave us vulnerable to potential security threats as well as open us up to challenges to our personal and societal well-being.
The Goethe-Institut Kenya, in collaboration with Mbithi Masya and Youth Knows No Limits (YKNL), is organizing a Digital Art Festival with the objective to create a forum for dialog, exchange and presentation of digital art.
Five artists have been asked to consider how we consume and interact in/with the digital sphere and how these influence or are influenced by traditional value systems and global trends. Through their medium of choice, they have been encouraged to bring their perspective and style in the exploration of digital possibilities to comment on the social and psychological implications of digital technologies.
The participating artists include Awuor Onyango, Bazil Ngode, Chris King, Melisa Allela and Lenny Njagih as well as Musa Omusi. The festival programme consists of screenings, talks, workshops, an exhibition of the artworks as well as the performance of “Winterreise” by the German artistic research and production collective Institut für angewandtes Halbwissen.
Find an overview of all the events happening during “Space – A Digital Art Festival” on Goethe Institut-Nairobi Facebook event Page
Discussion: The Financial Potential of Kenya’s Music Industry, Sept. 28 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium
The Goethe-Institut Kenya together with the pan-African music portal Music In Africa will be hosting two panel discussions titled ‘Music Policy in Kenya’ and ‘Kenyan Music’s contribution to the economy’.
The second discussion will bring together panelist from key segments of the industry to explore the commercial potential of Kenyan music, realities, challenges, opportunities and industry’s contribution to the Kenyan economy.
Our panelists will be:
Mike Strano: Founder, Phat! Entertainment
Tim Rimbui: Producer & Founder Waabeh.com
June Gachui: Artist and IP Lawyer
George Gachara: Managing Partner HEVA Fund
Music In Africa is an initiative by the Goethe-Institut together with the Siemens Stiftung and partners from across Africa.
Admission is free.
As a part of Equity Week, International Budget Partnership Kenya (IBPK) and Kwani Trust invite you to a poetry event about fairness, equity and governance this Thursday, 22nd September from7:00pm until 9:00pm at Mageuzi Theatre.