Posts tagged ‘Laikipia Road’

Community Based Activism & The ‘Advocacy Aid Chain’, Jul. 9 2019 @ BIEA – Laikipia Road


Date: July 9, 2019
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road
Time: 9 am – 6 pm
Entry: RSVP – here

July 1, 2019 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Event: The Conversation Africa: Writing for Academics, Oct. 9 2018 @ BIEA – Nairobi

Date: October 9, 2018
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11 a.m. onwards

The Conversation Africa is a news website – written by academics. Our team of professional editors work with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.

We have a readership of about million a month. This is both local and international. Our aim is to promote better understanding of research, current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversation.

Moina Spooner, Editor from The Conversation Africa’s Nairobi office, will give a presentation for all interested academics at the British Institute East Africa on October 9th at 11a.m.

More information can be found at http://www.theconversation.com/africa

October 8, 2018 at 2:56 pm Leave a comment

Book Presentation: From Pews to Politics in Africa and Beyond, Jun. 5 2018 @ BIEA Nairobi


Date: June 5, 2018
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

From Pews to Politics in Africa and Beyond
Authors: Gwyneth McClendon, New York University and Rachel Beatty Riedl, Northwestern University

More information, available – here

May 28, 2018 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

On Palestine in Nairobi: Joost Fontein in Conversation with Artist/Scholar Annie Pfingst, May 21 2018 @ BIEA Nairobi


Date and time: 21 May 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa

Find more information, here

May 15, 2018 at 1:27 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: On Palestine, May 5-23 2018 @ BIEA, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa


Dates: May 5-23, 2018
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa

April 27, 2018 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Irreplaceable – Art Exhibition by Evans Ngure, Apr. 6 – May 4 2018 @ BIEA


Opening: April 6, 2018
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa

Until: May 4, 2018

About
‘IRREPLACEABLE’ is an exhibition celebrating endangered species that are crucial to the continuity of life on planet Earth. He chooses to create this series of collage art to raise public awareness of the threat posed to the animals he’s created by human activities which have been the cause of pollution, climate change, degradation of all eco-systems and finally the potential extinction of not only animals but human beings as well.

Artist Biography
Evans Maina Ngure’s first inspiration was his father who showed him how to draw cartoons and cars. He was fortunate to have had art classes up through Kenyatta University where he majored in painting. It was at KU that he was first encouraged to create art using ‘unconventional materials’ which naturally led him to start working with what other people called junk.

Today he works with an assortment of found objects, such as zippers, spare parts from cars, buttons and used belts from Gikomba. He continues to ‘paint’ however his canvases are also filled with junk items. He also creating wearable art such jewelry, wind chimes, collages, back packs and purses. But his current exhibition at BIEA focuses on the creation of creatures, both wild and domestic which he designs with more ‘unconventional materials.”

Evans has exhibited all over Nairobi, from the Village Market, Dusit D2 Hotel, Nairobi National Museum, K1 Flea Market, Nairobi Gallery and ISK. His artwork is also available to see on Facebook (evans maina Ngure) and Instagram (Evans Ngure).

April 4, 2018 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Discussion: Reading Africa in the Black Panther Film, Apr. 6 2018 @ Rift Valley Institute, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa


Date: 6 April 2018
Venue: Rift Valley Institute, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 2.30-5.30 pm
RSVP – here

About
On 6 April 2018, the Rift Valley Forum in partnership with the British Institute in Eastern Africa will bring together panelists from different disciplines and interest groups to discuss the (mis)representation of Africa in the movie. It aims to explore the larger issues of the depiction of Africa while raising questions of homogenisation, the concept of Blackness and diasporisation, among others.

Moderator
Sitawa Namwalie – Writer/Poet/Performer

Discussants
Dr Wandia Njoya – Lecturer, Daystar University
Nanjala Nyabola – Political Analyst
Mehul Gohil – Writer
Patrick Gathara – Journalist/Cartoonist
Dr Njoki Ngumi – The Nest

April 3, 2018 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Presentation: A Colony of Bankers – New Approaches to Commercial Banking History in Colonial Kenya, Mar. 27 2018 @ BIEA


A Colony of Bankers: New Approaches to Commercial Banking History in Colonial Kenya
Christian Velasco – Warwick University

Date: March 27, 2018
Venue: BIEA seminar room, Laikipia road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

March 21, 2018 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

Presentation: Rural Labour Markets in Kenya and Tanzania: a Long-Run Analysis of Farm Workers’ Wages and Welfare -1900-2010, Mar. 27 2018 @ BIEA


Rural Labour Markets in Kenya and Tanzania: a Long-Run Analysis of Farm Workers’ Wages and Welfare, 1900-2010.
By Maria Fibaek

Dates: 27th March, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: BIEA seminar room, Laikipia road, Kileleshwa

March 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: by Pascal Chuma, Until Mar. 17 2018 @ BIEA, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa


Dates: Until March 17, 2018
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa

March 8, 2018 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Urban Perspectives, Dec. 2-15 2017 @ BIEA Seminar Room – Laikipia Road


Opening Date: December 2, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibition runs from 2-15 December

November 27, 2017 at 6:49 pm Leave a comment

Unknown Untold Art Exhibition by Charles Ongere, Nov. 9-24 2017 @ BIEA Seminar Room – Laikipia Road


Opening Date: November 9, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exhibition runs until November 24, 2017

October 30, 2017 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Afro-Renaissance by Sagallo, Native, Swift, Kimani, Wise Two and Kerosh, Oct. 14-22 2017 @ BIEA


Opening: October 14, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Afro Renaissance – Art Exhibition by: Sagallo, Native, Swift, Kimani, Wise Two and Kerosh

Exhibition runs from 14th-22nd October 2017

October 9, 2017 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition by Leevans Linyerera, Sept. 22 – Oct. 13 2017 @ BIEA


Opening: September 22, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 6:00 pm

Until: October 13, 2017

About
Leevans Linyerera is a Kenyan born artist under the tutelage of Patrick Mukabi. He is inspired by emotions and human behaviors towards each other. He is a proficient painter who uses acrylics, charcoal, ink and unconventional mediums.

September 18, 2017 at 9:31 am Leave a comment

Discussion:“The F-Word”: What is the Place of Feminism in Contemporary Kenya? Sept. 7 2017 @ BIEA


Date: September 7, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Panelists: Hon. Dr. Nancy Baraza (University of Nairobi), Dr. Agnes Meroka (University of Nairobi), Job Akuno (KEMEA) and Brenda Wambui (FRIDA).

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/the-f-word-what-is-the-place-of-feminism-in-contemporary-kenya/

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Presentation: Mwomboko – History, Performance and Beyond By Drs Cecile Feza Bushidi & Peter Muhoro Mwangi, Sept. 5 2017 @ BIEA


Date: September 5, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

About
In this discussion, we wish to present our research project about a comprehensive narrative of the mwomboko dance, song and poetry from the late 1930s until present day. Mwomboko is a Gikuyu performance genre that emerged between the late 1930s and the early 1940s in the southern districts of Central Kenya as a traditional cum modern dance performed by young people and newly married couples. In postcolonial Kenya, the style evolved as a living Gikuyu tradition, various groups reviving its choreographic, musical and aesthetic composition as part of regional and national cultural festivals, agricultural shows, and national celebrations such as Madaraka Day and Jamhuri Day. From embodied oral stories to transmit to younger generations to rural associations providing their members with financial support, we inquire about the developmental features of mwomboko in Gikuyu everyday life. We also seek to draw attention to the performance repertoire within which mwomboko is embedded, inscribing performers within local and national narratives that sustain debates about Gikuyu popular imagineries, ethnicity and nationalism.

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/mwomboko-history-performance-and-beyond/

September 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm Leave a comment

The Political Market Place in South Sudan: Pathways to Economic Recovery, Jul. 6 2017 @ Rift Valley Institute

Date: Thursday, July 6, 2017
Venue: Rift Valley Institute,Seminar Room, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm・

For more information and to RSVP, follow this link

July 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Nilotic by Philip Ondik, Jun. 23 2017 – Jul. 28 2017 @ The BIEA Seminar Room – Laikipia Road Kileleshwa


Date: June 23, 2017
Venue: The BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road – Kileleshwa
Time: 6:00 p.m.

Exhibition will run until 28th July, 2017.

June 19, 2017 at 10:03 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: Wilber Mazemu, Apr. 7 2017 @ BIEA Seminar Room


Date: April 7, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road
Time: 6-9:00 pm

March 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm Leave a comment

Film Pre-Screening: Thank You For the Rain, Mar. 27 2017 @ Rift Valley Institute – Seminar Room


On 27 March 2017, the Rift Valley Forum will host a pre-screening of the film Thank You For the Rain by Kenyan farmer Kisilu Musya and Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr.

Date: March 27, 2017
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Time: 2 – 4pm
Entry: Prior Registration – registration link

About
Thank You For the Rain, which premiered at the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, documents Kisilu’s life as a farmer and the impact of climate change on his family and his village over the past five years. Besides showing the natural impact of floods, droughts and storms, the film also shows the human cost for Kisilu’s children and wife. When his house is destroyed by a storm, the self-taught filmmaker starts a farmers’ movement and calls for action against the extreme consequences of the weather.

Kisilu makes it far in his struggle—all the way to Oslo and the COP21 in Paris—but the further Kisilu gets into the world of global politics, the more resistance, bureaucracy and arrogance he faces.

A panel discussion to reflect on the film and address the drought crisis in the region will follow the screening.

Moderator: Peter Mudamba – Docubox
Discussants: Kisilu Musya – Filmmaker, Wanjira Mathai (TBC) – Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI), Oyunga Pala

March 24, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Found Footage Exhibition Conversation: Critical Conversations – Pasts, Presents & Futures, Feb. 17 2017 @ BIEA

found-footageDate: February 17, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

About
Found Footage is the preface to the curatorial project, Crossings & Moorings, an immersive multi-media exhibition exploring historical movement of people, and the transmission and transformation of identities across geography and time, with a focus on the cultures of the Indian Ocean Coast.

http://www.biea.ac.uk/event/found-footage/

February 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm Leave a comment

Multi-party Democracy & Political Mobilisation in Kenya – the View from Political Anthropology, Jan. 24 2017 @ BIEA

political-mobilisation
Date: January 24, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa, Nairobi
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

For more information, BIEA website

January 23, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Exhibition of Photography and Film: My Camera, My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Jan. 27 2017 @ BIEA – Laikipia Road

my-life-my-camera-poster
Date: January 27, 2017
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road
Time: 2-4 pm

About
On 27 January 2017, the Rift Valley Forum and the British Institute in Eastern Africa will host the launch of My Camera, My Life. In his autobiography, Mohinder revisits his records of events that shaped his career as well as Kenya’s history and beyond. He documents Kenya’s independence heroes and his close relationship with top African political leaders, including Kenya’s Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. The book also highlights his records of the 1980s famines in Ethiopia, Karamoja in Uganda and Turkana in Kenya.

The Forum will host an accompanying exhibition of photographs and documentary films shot by Sir Mohinder between 1952 to 2008.

Copies of the autobiography will be on sale at the launch for KSH 4,500/=.

January 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Gadgets As Objects: Making Art With Discarded, Violent And Sexy Electronics by Dani Ploeger, Jan. 19 2017 @ BIEA

gadgets-as-objects
Date: January 19, 2017
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

January 10, 2017 at 3:53 pm Leave a comment

Development and its Discontents: Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, Nov. 17 2016 @ Rift Valley Institute

Date: November 17, 2016
Venue: Seminar Room, Rift Valley Institute
Location: Laikipia road, Kileleshwa
Time: 10am – 12pm
Entry: Prior registration, RSVP here

About
Over the past decade, African countries have experienced significant economic growth rates. Despite this, most face a myriad of developmental challenges, and public dissatisfaction with how governments are addressing corruption and delivering public services. There is a common perception that government is run for the benefit of the few, rather than all its citizens.

On Thursday 17 November 2016, the Rift Valley Forum will launch a new report by the Pew Research Centre that investigates public attitudes to social and economic development in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. Based on the annual Global Attitudes survey by the Centre, the study surveys opinions about the economy, government, corruption, perceived barriers to getting good jobs, access to clean water, health care and education, and civic participation.

Katie Simmons, the Associate Director of Research at the Pew Research Centre, will present the findings of this report.

November 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Dialogue By Evanson Kangethe Njuguna, Oct. 7 2016 @ BIEA Seminar Room

dialogue-exhibition-by-kangethe
Launch Date: October 7, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:30 am – 8:30 pm

September 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm Leave a comment

Discussion and Book Launch: The State of Democracy in Africa… and Kenya, Aug. 24 2016 @ BIEA

Nic Cheeseman at BIEA
Discussion and Book Launch with the Author of new publication, Democracy in Africa, Dr. Nic Cheeseman, Oxford University
Discussant – Dr. Godwin Murunga, University of Nairobi

Date: August 24, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

About
Dr. Nic Cheeseman will talk about the findings of his recent book, Democracy in Africa, and its implications for the prospects democracy in Africa and, more specifically, in Kenya. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed and how they could succeed. In it, Dr Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions.

Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event at a discounted rate……

Read more here

August 17, 2016 at 6:54 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

Exhibition: Turkana Through Time, Jul. 23 2016 @ BIEA Seminar Room

Turkana Through Time
Open to Public from 23rd of July 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa

About
This exhibition by Samuel Derbyshire in collaboration with the Pit Rivers Museum, Oxford, showcases a selection of historical photographs taken in Turkana at various different times throughout the last century. Prints of these historical photographs were recently brought back to southern Turkana as part of a visual repatriation project, where they were used in interviews and group discussion sessions to explore the recent history of the region at various different locations.

The exhibition also encompasses photographs taken during this recent project, showing the historical photographs being discussed by the friends and relatives of the people they contain.

July 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

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