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Maker Faire Africa 2010

So, Maker Faire 2010 has now been and gone – and it was such a wonderful way to begin winding up my time here and the DIY Kenya project! Paul, Stefan and I all really enjoyed rubbing shoulders and swapping … Continue reading

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…just time for a quick update!

The Maker Faire starts tomorrow and since my last ‘blogging’, I have been busy preparing for the ‘bloc’ stand at Maker Faire Africa.  The DIY Kenya project will  presented via a large TV screen showcasing the project and the design process … Continue reading

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‘Urban Africa’ David Adjaye at Design Museum, London

Just heard about this exhibit at the Design Museum in London.  Closing soon – last day 5th September: ‘Urban Africa’ “An epic act of homage to a continent” Observer newspaper One of the leading architects of his generation, David Adjaye … Continue reading

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‘DIY Kenya: In Transit’ – Less about design, more about riding the Night Train from Mombasa

I tell you, if you need to get from Mombasa to Nairobi and you have a bit of time to spare, you could do a lot worse than ride the night train.  It is seriously slow going, at around 16 … Continue reading

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Tutaonana Kwale! Farewell Kwale!

  And so the DIY Kenya project is finished; for now at least.  Wow, it’s true, how quickly time passes when you’re having fun!I have always maintained that ‘DIY Kenya’ should not stop at the 2-3 week mark, but rather … Continue reading

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OK – The past week or so didn’t turn out as I’d originally planned and this blog post is well overdue, but despite my apparent silence, the DIY Kenya project has been progressing well and I have had some interesting … Continue reading

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Preparing for Presentation of Design Concepts or “The Looming Deadline as Creative Catalyst”

Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th July There was no collaborative workshop on Wednesday.  I spent all-day (a solid 24 hours in fact) drawing-up concepts, researching and prototyping in readiness for a presentation of design concepts which I had promised the … Continue reading

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Design Concepts …and Kangas!

Monday 26th July First day back after a long weekend away and fearing the girls may have a spot of the Monday Blues, I wanted to start the week with a laugh. I put my dignity on the line and … Continue reading

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Intanet Kafe iko wapi?

The charms of the internet provision in rural Kenya, combined with a busy schedule – and what I take to be my spoiled European impatience – have made it difficult to update the blog these past four days. Internet provision … Continue reading

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Habari za leo? What’s the news of today?

Day two of the collaborative design project at Kwale Homeopathic Centre! The tasks for Today’s Collaborative Workshops:  Announce the chosen Design Challenges / Recognise Existing Knowledge / Formulate a research plan. Today’s session began with each of the 5 design … Continue reading

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