CULTURAL INFLUENCE OF THE AGIRIAMA AND ABALUHYA LIFESTYLES ON MODERN RESIDENTIAL SPACES, NAIROBI

ABSTRACT
This project paper is centrally based on the fusion of Abaluhya and Agiriama material cultures and how their aspects can be blended into contemporary design and decor through the use of furnishings. The researcher has based her arguments on the fact that there are many exotic cultures flowing into Kenya and the indigenous cultural life as well as its aspects are quickly being eroded and will soon be forgotten. These exotic cultures are likely to overshadow our African culture and if we do not take care to exploit it with the intention of preservation. another angle of argument taken by the researcher is that designers should borrow what is close to home as well as borrow aspects of culture from other ethnic groups other than their own or that which is familiar to them. Combinations can prove to contain a wealth of inspiration that should definitely be tapped into. Though this project paper is on incorporation of Abaluhya and Agiriama cultures into the creation of furnishings for contemporary residential interiors, it is the hope of the researcher that others will use it as a starting point or continuing towards the promotion of Kenyan culture and other African cultures in contemporary interior design and decor.
Chapter one of this project paper gives a general introduction and goes ahead to explain the origination of the research problem, objectives of the study, both the main and specific, and its significance, the justification of the research as well as the scope. The definition of some terms that the author felt might be misconstrued have been given due clarification in relation to the context in this chapter as well.
The whole of chapter two is a review of literature by different authors concerning the protagonist, who in this case is the Abaluhya and the Agiriama cultures and the supporting characters who are the contemporary interior design and decor and the fusion of cultures into the it.
Chapter three covers how the researcher tackled the problem with her methodology outlining and explaining the data collection and analysis methods that she proposes to use. A working schedule is also given showing how time is allocated to each part of this research.
Chapter four is on the actual presentation and analysis after employment of the methodology mentioned in chapter three. This chapter also includes data presentation techniques to be employed and the summary of the chapter.
The conclusion of this work is done in the last chapter which is chapter five. Chapter five is a summary of the findings and a way forward in the form of recommendations. the bibliography and appendices also fall in this chapter.
The results of research lead to the renovation of a four bed roomed maisonette with two and a half bathrooms, a family room, dining room, an extra room, kitchen with a detached storage area and a wash area. The site selected for this study is located in Ongata Rongai, Nairobi. It also include the exterior as well as the interior of the home.

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