Category Archive: Africa

Project of the Week | Makoko Floating School

Location:  Lagos, Nigeria Programme: School, Community Building Area: 220 m² Architects: NLÉ Architects Status: Completed 2013 Collaborators: Blok Kats van Veen Architects, Dykstra – Naval Architects, Thieu Besselink, Roel Bosch, Urhahn + Borra, Pieters Bouwtechniek,… Continue reading

Event | Nai Ni Who? Festival

Nai Ni Who? is an exploration of Nairobi in a 3-month festival of 12 weeks covering 12 neighbourhood zones. Celebrating the good, the bad & the possibilities. The Nairobi communities and ‘hoods’ each have… Continue reading

Event | An Olympian’s Solution: The Unwalkable Walking City & other Paradoxes

May 10 2013, 18:00 – 20:00, Entry: free Alliance Française de Nairobi Naipolitans have announced that this month’s conversation will be throwing a spotlight on the potential contribution of Nairobi residents to create… Continue reading

4th Eastern Africa Oil, Gas & Energy Conference 18 – 20 June 2013

Kenya will host the 4th Eastern Africa Oil and Gas Conference  major regional energy conference from June 18th to 20th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi. There is a 10% discount if you… Continue reading

Open Access to University of Nairobi Research

The University of Nairobi has adopted Open Access & made its research available to the public. The repository collects, preserves, and distributes scholarly outputs of the University of Nairobi.

Rift Valley from Above

German photographer Michael Poliza took to the skies by helicopter to capture the extraordinary landscapes of the Rift Valley in Kenya and Ethiopia from the air. Full story and more images: Africa’s Rift… Continue reading


Ten Cities, is a global and culturally revelatory project that is documenting the social practice of going clubbing. It is the brainchild of Goethe-Institut Kenya in partnership with Adaptr and C/O Berlin. The… Continue reading

A Case Against Impending Elevated Uhuru Highway | An Open Letter by Eric Kigada

The following blog entry was first published as an open letter to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Roads in Kenya by Architect Eric Kigada in October 2012. Courtesy of Nairobi Planning… Continue reading

Algerian and Malaysian Researchers make bricks from waste, desert sand

Our friends Olive Ventures shared this great story about researchers that discovered how using waste materials and sand as components of the bricks rather than clay or shale, conserves resources and maintains the… Continue reading

Do Kenyans Pay World’s Highest Rent?

The Standard reports that Kenyans pay the highest rent rates globally, but what they should perhaps clarify is that this is in terms of spending a higher proportion of income on rent than… Continue reading

Can non-Europeans think?

What happens with thinkers who operate outside the European philosophical ‘pedigree’? There are many important and active philosophers today: Judith Butler in the United States, Simon Critchley in England, Victoria Camps in Spain,… Continue reading

Nairobi Vision | Henning Larsen

The vision for the Nairobi Greater Metropolitan Region was to strengthen the identity of the Kenyan region thereby creating the basis for growth and development in the area. This project by Henning Larsen… Continue reading