Recently held: Now in its fourth installation after sold-out events in Toronto(2012 and 2014) and Paris(2013), Palattes of Africa is a unique culinary event spearheaded by fashion designer/curator, Chinedu Ukabam in collaboration with a rotating cast of burgeoning and established chefs and occasionally artists. Show More Summary
On Indiegogo: 3D Africa from Youth for Technology Foundation on Vimeo.There's more to 3D printing than meets the eye. On the surface, girls in Youth for Technology's 3D Africa program learn to use 3D printing technology to print things like jewelry, phone cases, and art. Behind the scenes, and with your support, 3D Africa can help close the STEM gender skills gap. via 3ders
Covered earlier, directed by Seyi Fabunmi and Mobolaji Adeolu, now at Sundance 'A Will of Iron': "A Will Of Iron" | Sundance Short Film Challenge from Sundance Artist Services on Vimeo.A story about a blacksmith living under the third mainland bridge with his wife and baby for almost 15 years. image courtesy of 'A will of Iron'
Over at the 1% club: Run Cheetah Run - A New Generation of African Changemakers from 1%Club on Vimeo.
via Make: MWANZI - The Spotlight Series by Once Films from Once Films USA on Vimeo.St. Louis furniture builder Jermain Todd crafts beautiful industrial pieces in his studio at a converted brewery space.
One of the first things I noticed about Sao Paulo was t […]
From ALN in Rwanda: ALN 2014 from Isaac Oboth on Vimeo.
From South Africa, in media production, I See A Different You: Grant's Whisky Interview from I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU on Vimeo.A trio collective from Soweto, portraying South Africa as they see it.
Today’s Comparative Media Studies colloquium features o […]
SmartMonkeyTV in conversation with Adedoyin Ogundoyin founder of WAGE 14: Africa’s computer gaming sector is still tiny but it is beginning to grow. Until recently, it has had almost no public profile. This is about to change in West Africa with a new event in Lagos called West African Gaming Expo 2014 (WAGE 2014). Show More Summary
YALI Fellow Hastings Mkandawire, is the founder and Director of Turbines Development Enterprise which recently received a $25K grant. After the jump a video of Hastings and his colleague Jimmy Mzilahowa fabbing a generator: HomemadeShow More Summary
Updates from Menn Baladha studio covered earlier: Menn Baladha from Nahla on Vimeo....founded by a group of Cairo based designers; designing a return to crafts. Menn Baladha literally means “from where it originated". It is an Arabic...Show More Summary
In the DIYBio arena: DIYSECT Trailer from DIYSECT on Vimeo.DIYsect is a documentary web-series about DIYBiology and the Biology-Art intersection, co-created by Benjamin Welmond and Mary Tsang...DIYsect is a documentary web-series that introduces people in the DIY Biology, Bioart, and general biotech community. Show More Summary
Thembi Mutch writing in ThinkAfrica:...there has also been a noticeable burst of directors shooting films on incredibly low budgets, often on their smart phones and in local transport (tro-tro in Ghana, dala dala in Tanzania, matatus in Uganda). Show More Summary
Agi Mdumulla is the co-founder of Agi & Sam fashion house: Agi & Sam from Edward Housden on Vimeo.Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton began the brand with the fundamental thought of designing for 'men'. After years of countless menswear collections...Show More Summary
I wrote a book review, of sorts, last week about Walter […]
Akin Akinsanya is the founder of Panla mentioned earlier and the annual NY African Restaurant Week (NYARW). Hadiatou Wann's blog reported earlier Image courtesy of Hadiatou Wann Close your eyes and imagine being in a room flooded with plentiful, delicious, mouth-watering African cuisine. Show More Summary
Group AGH, a capital markets and investment companyA report on the circular economy and grassroots innovationTransform Kenya Awards Kamau Gachigi wins in Manufacturing categoryAudacious by Design: Project H Reinvents Hands-On Learni...
In SciDev: This month’s podcast features two female innovators who are making a difference in the developing world. First we meet Neeti Kailas, an award-winning Indian designer who is working to improve the early diagnosis of hearing impairment in newborn babies. Show More Summary
Much of my summer reading centers on the idea of civics […]