Arts & Education

Arts & Education

In order to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day on the 3rd of May, the Cartooning for Peace Swiss Foundation and the City of Geneva present the 2016 International Editorial Cartoons Prize awarded by the Honorary President of the Swiss Foundation, Mr. Kofi Annan, to the Kenyan caricaturist, Gado and the Malaysian cartoonist, Zunar.

Authored by Nanjala Nyabola - Heinrich Boell Foundation

On 24th August 2015, under the hum of security helicopters, Kenyan cartoonists and their fans came together to examine the  legacy of the Obama presidency in relation to Kenya. The US President was in Nairobi for a three day official visit as part of the official programme of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Although Obama has always been adored in Kenya, the relationship has definitely soured since his 2008 election after which it became apparent that Kenya would get no preferential treatment from the US because of the Obama connection.

The potential of Africa’s growing youth population fuels the narrative of a continent on the rise. In Kenya, however, young people have been largely marginalised in governance as well as in development. Unless this is addressed, they are likely to be a threat to peace, a hindrance to development and an obstacle to building a strong democracy.

Waiting for Laptops, Acrylics on Canvas

It’s now the second time that the Nairobi office of the Heinrich Boell Stiftung has hosted the launch of the Kenya Arts Diary. This year’s Launch and Arts Exhibition on October 21 attracted a large crowd of artists and art lovers. The German ambassador, Andreas Peschke who was the guest of honor, officially launched the 5th Edition of the Kenya Arts Diary an invaluable documentation and rare collection of art from Kenya and the region. The Diaries flew off the shelves in unexpected numbers, indicating the all around success of the evening

Lions of Science: The competition is on!

The second Lions of Science Award is coming up in October. Kenyan students are invited to send their applications now to become part of a large network of creative minds and benefit from international partnerships.

“Who I Am, Who We Are” is a process based project that creates spaces and uses diverse expressive tools such as Body Mapping and a Silent Room to reflect on the idea of nationhood and how this is embodied through a sense of identity and everyday interactions. The Finissage at the Kenya Cultural Centre on Saturday, January 25, is but the first step in a journey allowing the public to reflect on memory, identity, aspiration, change, diversity, at a time where Kenya commemorate 50 years of Independence.

Inspired by the notion that today’s world reacts a reality both multiple and unique, Who I Am, Who We Are aims at creating adequate spaces and conversations for personal reflection on relevant themes about Kenya at 50 - present and future. 

A web documentary, which embarks on a visually and emotionally gripping journey into Sudan and South Sudan shedding some light onto the personal stories of those at ground level.

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