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Kilimani Community Dinner: The Power of Community Action, Aug. 27 2016 @ Moniko’s Restaurant

Kilimani Dinner
Date: August 27, 2016
Venue: Moniko’s Restaurant, Valley Arcade
Time: 6.30 pm
Dinner Tickets: Members KES 1,000 and non-members KES 1,200

Chief guest will be Mr. Jonathan Mueke, Deputy Governor of Nairobi who will talk about ‘The Power of Community Action.’

August 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

Seminar: A Sea of Suspicion – The Dhow Trade and Dispossession in the Western Indian Ocean, Aug. 9 2016 @BIEA

A sea of suspicion
Presentation by Nidhi Mahajan

Date: August 9, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/a-sea-of-suspicion-the-dhow-trade-and-dispossession-in-the-western-indian-ocean/

August 1, 2016 at 6:56 pm Leave a comment

Seminar: Policing the Police in Kenya – Understanding State Authority from Within, Aug. 8 2016 @ BIEA Seminar Room

Policing the Police
Presentation by Dr. Tessa Diphoorn, Utrecht University

Date: August 8, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/policing-the-police-in-kenya-understanding-state-authority-from-within/

August 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

Artists and Writers Online – July Edition, Jul. 23 2016 @ Pawa 254 Hub

AWO July 2016
Date: July 23, 2016
Venue: Pawa 254 Hub
Time: 10.30 am – 2 pm
Entry: Free

July 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment

Presentation: They Go Out To Be Seen – Recognition and Place-Making in Johannesburg Nightclubs, Jul. 19 2016 @ BIEA

They Go Out to be Seen
Presentation by Beth Vale:They Go Out To Be Seen – Recognition and Place-Making in Johannesburg Nightclubs

Date: 19 July 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Urban studies have given increasing attention to the everyday life of cities – the daily activities that constitute and re-imagine urban space. Yet surprisingly little consideration has been given to their every night life: the spatial tactics and creative insurgencies of urban residents after dark. Where authors have attended to the nocturnal city, those focused on ‘pleasure’ have often negated the subtle politics of nigh-time play, embedded in expressions of identity, attachment and resistance.

This paper investigates Johannesburg nightclubs as sites of quotidian political activity, through which young people contest social space and their place in it, thereby contributing to the city’s affective and socio-political cartography…

Read more, here

July 16, 2016 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Event: Walk-Stroll-Cycle-Ability: Designing a Street Network for All, Jul. 19 2016 @ Nairobi Garage

Date: July 19, 2016
Venue: Nairobi Garage, Westlands
Time: 4:00pm -5:00 p.m
Entry: Free

About
You are cordially invited to “Walk-Stroll-Cycle-Ability: Designing a Street Network for All” with Clayton Lane, CEO of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 at 4:00 pm -5:00 p.m. at Nairobi Garage, Westlands. Clayton Lane will be joined by panelists from Kenya Alliance of Residents’ Associations and UNHabitat among others.

The vast majority of commuters in Nairobi travel by foot, cycle, and public transport every day. Yet we continue to allocate the right to road space to private vehicles, leaving other users in the lurch. What can we do to ensure mobility and accessibility for all? Some of the most important changes do not require a huge investment—but they will require a change in our priorities. As different organisations and individuals with a common goal of enhancing mobility, what joint ventures could we take to realise results?

Clayton Lane has over two decades of experience in sustainable transport having served as deputy director of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, where he played an instrumental role in establishing the program, and helped lead 200 experts in 55 cities of China, India, Brazil, Mexico and Turkey to create more equitable, healthy, accessible, climate-friendly cities.

Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is a leading organization in the promotion of environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects. ITDP is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Kenya, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. ITDP’s work in Africa spans cities such as Yaoundé, Abidjan, Dakar, Kampala, Nairobi, and Kisumu amongst others. ITDP also played a pivotal role in the implementation of Rea Vaya BRT in Johannesburg, MyCiTi BRT in Cape Town and DART BRT in Dar es Salaam.

We are pleased to have sponsorship from Nairobi Garage. The event is free and open to the public.

Register for the event HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-stroll-cycle-ability-designing-a-street-network-for-all-tickets-26538342898

July 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

The Art Critic Forum: Focusing on Photography, Jul. 22 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Art Critic Forum on Photography
Dates: July 22, 2016
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

About
The Art Critic Forum aims at supporting and enhancing the conversation about art in Kenya. At times where there is no formal arts education in public educational establishments, even artists sometimes struggle articulating their work.

The Art Critic Forum’s 3rd edition focuses on Photography and will feature three artists who are going to present their work to a panel consisting of local and international art critics.

Our selected panelists in the hot seat:
MIMI CHERONO NG’OK
JAMES MURIUKI
PAUL KARIUKI MUNENE

The panel will be moderated by Thom Ogonga. Admission is free!

July 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

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