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A Mobile Message | Kibera’s Youth Spray For Peace

A Mobile Message | Kibera’s Youth Spray For Peace

Guest contribution from Nairobi, Kenya by Joel Lukhovi Kibera, one of Nairobi’s largest slums, and the second largest urban slum continentally, experienced some of the worst violence during Kenya’s post election crisis of…

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Alice Hawkins | From Nairobi With Love

The way a new language might emerge to help shape and form a new reality, so Alice Hawkins frees her subjects from the chains of business as usual. With her Nairobi shoot for…

Africa Remixed | Two Artists Speak

Africa Remixed | Two Artists Speak

By its very nature and context, public art coalesces with the public sphere;  at first new and foreign yet soon absorbed to become part of its history and collective memory. The STRA public…

Sociological Lunches by Megumi Matsubara

Sociological Lunches by Megumi Matsubara

I get on a plane, I land in Nairobi. I interact with the city, people, environment from the first moment I step in. That creates a buzz, experiences, emotions. I record the moments…

Sociological Lunch by MM: Day 5, James

Sociological Lunch by MM: Day 5, James

‘Sociological Lunch’ is a series of lunch sessions first initiated by artist Megumi Matsubara in Tokyo, 2008. It is an artist’s simple gesture to draw from personal stories from a given city and…

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STRA | Stories For One Another

INTRODUCTION ‘Conceptual art became the liberating idea that gave the art of the next 40 years its real impetus,’ said artist Sol LeWitt in the late 1960s. LeWitt sought to dematerialize art by…

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Sociological Lunch by MM: Day 4, Jimmy

‘Sociological Lunch’ is a series of lunch sessions first initiated by artist Megumi Matsubara in Tokyo, 2008. It is an artist’s simple gesture to draw from personal stories from a given city and…

A Day in Nairobi: extended version

A Day in Nairobi | Extended Version

How does one discover a city, unravel its layers and begin to trace its many facets? This was a task that Japanese artist Megumi Matsubara considered during a one month art residency program that…

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