AFRIDESIGNX NAIROBI SESSION 2017

Date and time: 
Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:06
Location / Venue: 

UON TOWER-Space 401

A High angle view of the conference

Participants of the conference following the presentations.(Dr Osanjo Director Stad in spectacles -front row)

 

The School of the Arts and Design UoN  was this year's host of AfriDesignx.

The event dubbed AfriDesignx Nairobi Session 2017 focused on Digital design and Local Story Telling.

Design having been recognized globally as a medium for translating human stories through formulation of product solutions to daily problems or through narratives told in digital  design media such as video games or graphic animation design,the confernce sought to explore stories embedded within design with particular reference to the Kenyan and larger African context.

The conference brought together designers,Visual Artists,Game designers & Programmers,3D Animators,Industrial Designers,Curators and Researchers.

Most of the speakers with vast experinces challenged the upcoming designers to take up the opportunities available and develop ideas that can help solve problems in the society.

The  African concept that comes from critics  was termed as ridiculous and the budding artists were encouraged to be truthful in their imaginary scenarios.

 

The AfriDesignx Network brings together designers,technological innovators,curators and material culture scholars from five different cities,Accra,Senegal,Nairobi,Cape town and London  to investigate new design typologies  and visual strategies emerging from African cities.

The London college of Fashion -University of the Arts and the Victoria & Albert Museum supports the network.

 

The conference was held on Wednesday 27 September 2017 at the UoN Towers.

Expiry Date: 
Sun, 09/27/2020 - 09:06

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