The 9th edition of Nairobi Design Week, with the theme “We Got This,” has released an open call.
NDW 2024 is aiming to bring together a vivid tapestry of design experiences under the theme “We Got This,” which represents the remarkable talents and inventive energy of the African creative sector.
The festival has continuously attracted thousands of people every year since its beginning in 2015, solidifying its position as a center for design research and innovation.
With over 400 participating companies and exhibitors, over 3000 attendees, and a reach of more than 100,000 online, the 2023 edition was a resounding success.
Nairobi Design Week is prepared to carry on its heritage of offering unique and unconventional design experiences that capture the essence of creativity and community as it develops notoriety as the only African city having an annual Design Week in the world.
Nairobi Design Week is built on the concepts of “Play, Grow, and Make,” according to festival lead Naitiemu Nyanjom. “While we focus on promoting Kenyan creatives, we encourage submissions from Africa and all over the world.”
Play involves sensory and interactive activities that rekindle people’ inner child, providing a break from the pressures of adulthood.
Grow offers expert-led courses where attendees will be empowered by interaction and knowledge sharing. The Make pillar aspires to showcase inclusivity in the spirit of “We Got This” by inviting makers and artists to exhibit their creations and encouraging natural engagement in the creative process.
Naitiemu stresses how the festival gives the creative community access to chances by allowing them to exhibit their designs, cultures, art, and technology.
She adds, “We invite designers, artists, makers, and innovators to take part and share their remarkable and outlandish experiences with the festival next year.
The event is scheduled to take place at Karen’s Opportunity Factory from March 9 to March 17, 2024.