• Art/Kunst,  Event,  Kenya,  Kunst/Art

    Is there Anybody Out There? Nairobi Space Station – Kairos Futura Artist Project Starts this March_deutsch/englisch


    They look like the futuristic Space Guerilla. From 18 March, they will make Kanairo unsafe. That is the Sheng name for Kenya's capital Nairobi. The venerable MacMillian Library in the centre will kick off the launch. It becomes a space station. They have camels with them with Massai blankets. The olive overalls are well tailored, the steel masks make them look martial. With this project, the Kairos Futura artists' group puts a big exclamation mark on Nairobi's Design Week. But it is not only about spectacle. The artists' collective, consisting of artists, designers, scientists and environmentalists, wants more: visions and proposals for an environmentally friendly Nairobi. It is about reclaiming urban space, about the "rewilding" of inner-city areas. They…

  • Charity,  Kenya

    Give them a Chance! Future Hope of Montessori in Vipingo/Kilifi County, Kenya//ger/engl

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    Give them a Chance! Manchmal erreichen einen Hilferufe, die sehr dramatisch sein können. Im letzten Newsletter des Vipingo Village Fund, dessen Hauptprojekt die Future Hope School of Montessori in Vipingo, Kenia, ist, waren drastische Worte zu lesen. Nicht weniger als die gesamte Existenz der Schule steht auf dem Spiel. Die Zukunft von über 160 Schülerinnen und Schülern aus benachteiligten Haushalten der Region. FOR ENGLISH VERSION PLEASE SCROLL DOWN Es sind nicht nur Kinder, die aus ärmeren Familien kommen, an der Schule. Die seit Jahrzehnten grassierende HIV Welle, ist hier besonders hoch. Auch Kinder sind stark betroffen. Gerade diese Kinder finden in der Future Hope eine besondere Betreuung, da die Schule eine medizinische Begleitung sicherstellt. Dies ist jetzt alles in…

  • Interview,  Kenya,  Literature Festival,  Publishing/Verlag

    Centering Black Literature: An Interview with James Murua- engl/ger

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    In the run-up to the African Book Festival in Berlin, of which cultureafrica.net is a media partner, there will be a series of interviews with participants and experts in the African literary scene. This time it is James Murua. He is one of the most influential bloggers in the African literary scene. He has attended many literary festivals, both nationally and internationally. His website jamesmurua.com is one of the most successful on the continent. James Murua lives with his wife, the writer Zukiswa Wanner, in Nairobi, Kenya. The interview was conducted during the Heroe Book Fair literary festival in Mombasa.

  • Kenya,  Kunst/Art,  Projects/Projekte

    The Sound and the City: Nairobi in a multimedia exhibition by art project Norient engl/ger


    It’s colourful, it’s wacky, virtuosic and mega interesting, its the sound and the city: Norient’s art project has attempted to explore an entire city under the aspect of sound. The result is an exciting audiovisual inventory of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. They call it an audio-visual gallery. A gallery for contemporary music, quality journalism, research, project work and also events. FOR GERMAN VERSION PLEASE SCROLL DOWN by hans hofele Nairobi is the first city and the start of a planned series of audio-visual explorations of global cities. In times when travelling to cities is either financially impossible or poorly possible due to restrictions from visas to Corona, Norient seeks to make these journeys possible virtually. For visitors from the West,…

  • Gesellschaft/Society

    A Question of Tribe – Kenya und seine Ethnien/ and its tribes


    It starts with us encouraging our children to genuinely embrace each other regardless of tribe. It starts with that Kenyan in a voting booth ticking besides a candidate’s name and political party not because they speak the same vernacular language and come from the same place but because their track record is one of integrity. It starts with Swahili being used in situations where the vernacular language would have been the chosen pick because we are conscious that a minority in our midst may not understand our mother tongue. It starts with us totally dropping stereotypical views of different tribes and having the courage to shun nepotism when our position tempts us to lean on it.