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'Afrika, Design!' is the show that takes African design to the world. Brought to you by Nairobi Design Week.

Presented by Adrian Jankowiak.

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'Afrika, Design!' is the show that takes African design to the world. Brought to you by Nairobi Design Week.

Presented by Adrian Jankowiak.

Thank you for tuning in, hope you enjoy the show!

    25 🇲🇬 Sensible, Expressive, Unexpected | Fenoson Zafimahova

    25 🇲🇬 Sensible, Expressive, Unexpected | Fenoson Zafimahova

    Welcome to Episode 25 of Afrika Design: a creative tour of Afrika.

    Our next stop: Madagascar. Fenoson Zafimahova, a Lead Concept Designer, led the design of JBL portable speakers such as JBL Xtreme, Flip3 and Pulse 2. We discuss the creative process, AI in design, Malagasy culture, and the knowledge locals have about design. We also discuss the future of design and the biggest challenge facing designers, sustainability.

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fenoson-zafimahova

    Music by: Ngalah Oreyo (@ngalah_oreyo) and Mercy Barno (@merc.b_)

    For the full episode transcript: https://www.afrika.design/fenoson-zafimahova

    • 38 min
    24 🇿🇼 Afrika - Love Letters | Osmond Tshuma

    24 🇿🇼 Afrika - Love Letters | Osmond Tshuma

    Welcome to Episode 24 of Afrika Design: a creative tour of Afrika.

    Our next stop: Zimbabwe. Osmond Tshuma takes us on a journey into language and how it can influence art within a culture. We also explore the 'Afrika - Love letters' project that celebrates African independence and uniqueness through typography. We dive deep into Zimbabwean languages and their connection with art and technology, and how design mistakes can become a tradition and even part of the culture. We also look at 'Nyami Nyami', part of Zimbabwean folklore, how it came about, and its influence on the local people. 

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    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/osmond-tshuma

    Website: https://mamgobozidesign.com

    Music by: Ngalah Oreyo (@ngalah_oreyo) and Mercy Barno (@merc.b_)

    For the full episode transcript: https://www.afrika.design/osmond-tshuma

    • 33 min
    23 🇹🇿 Design For The Human Being | Juliet Kavishe

    23 🇹🇿 Design For The Human Being | Juliet Kavishe

    Welcome to Episode 23 of Afrika Design: a creative tour of Afrika. Our next stop: Tanzania. Juliet Kavishe brings with her a wealth of experience as a professional Interior Architect born in Tanzania and raised in four countries on two continents. Her personal Design Motto is that impactful design is achieved once you consider the complexities and interrelationships of human beings and their surroundings. In this episode, she walks us through interior and architectural design and the changes that resulted from pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial influence.

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    LinkedIn: https://za.linkedin.com/in/julietkavishe

    Website: herartfelt.com

    Music by: Ngalah Oreyo (@ngalah_oreyo) and Mercy Barno (@merc.b_)

    For the full episode transcript: https://www.afrika.design/juliet-kavishe

    • 38 min
    22 🇳🇦 Indigenous Knowledge In Design | Omagano Kankondi

    22 🇳🇦 Indigenous Knowledge In Design | Omagano Kankondi

    In this episode, we head off to Namibia to dive deep into its culture and indigenous knowledge. We examine how different communities approach life, done through a series of boot camps in the informal sector facilitated by UNDP and the Namibian Government. Omagano talks about the UNDP accelerator lab and how they work with market vendors to connect them to buyers through a digitized system during the pandemic. She further expands on some of the unique cultural differences found only in Namibia. Join us on this stop of our creative tour of Afrika to find out what they are.

    *For the best experience, please use a headset/earphones.

    LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3bmMkNW

    Music by: Ngalah Oreyo (@ngalah_oreyo) and Mercy Barno (@merc.b_)

    For the full episode transcript: https://www.afrika.design/omagano-kankondi

    • 33 min
    21 🇸🇿 We Are Fulfilled | Senetisiwe Ginindza

    21 🇸🇿 We Are Fulfilled | Senetisiwe Ginindza

    In this episode, our creative tour takes us to Eswatini through the lens of Senetisiwe's poem "Casted Silhouettes". A story of love expressed through poetry and performance art. Along the way, we'll discover the beauty of Eswatini and its culture, and uncover what it's like to be queer. We'll battle challenges associated with LGBTQ+ and queer love. Join us on this journey of expression.

    *For the best experience, please use a headset/earphones.

    IG: @senetisiwe

    Music by: Ngalah Oreyo (@ngalah_oreyo) and Mercy Barno (@merc.b_)

    For the full episode transcript: https://www.afrika.design/senetisiwe-ginindza

    • 28 min
    20 🇧🇼 Culture Through Ergonomics | Richie Moalosi

    20 🇧🇼 Culture Through Ergonomics | Richie Moalosi

    Welcome to Season 2 of the Afrika Design Podcast.

    In this episode, Richie Moalosi, a professor in the Department of Industrial Design and Technology at the University of Botswana, takes us through the connection between culture and ergonomics in the design of products and services.

    We look at the impact that indigenous communities have in the creation process. Furthermore, we look at how cultural differences inform the design process and how ownership of projects impacts the long-term sustainability of the solutions proposed.

    *For the best experience, please use a headset/earphones.

    IG: @richie.moalosi

    Music by: Ngalah Oreyo (@ngalah_oreyo) and Mercy Barno (@merc.b_)

    For the full episode transcript : https://www.afrika.design/richie-moalosi

    • 33 min

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