African Space Makers

Main applicant: Cultural Video Production
Partners: Black Rhino VR / Goethe Institute Nairobi
Implementation: Nairobi, Kenya
Project duration: January 2019 – January 2020
Project code: 01-01021

This project aims to demonstrate how a creative class can become an agent of social, cultural and economic development and how these spaces are currently challenging the acceptance of established social norms on sexuality, gender, religion, minorities, and race. It consists on the creation of five artistic docu-fictions made in virtual reality (VR) on African urban heroes and the creative spaces that they have started. Each episode will be on a different art collective or individual that is currently contributing in reshaping the city landscape. It’s a virtual tour, a VR experience in the most exciting and interesting urban spaces in Africa (starting the first season in Nairobi). The protagonists of the videos will be the space activators, the African creative class.

African Space Makers is led by Cultural Video Production, a Kenyan private company whose main aim is to produce high quality edutainment content to support the development of a better society; in partnership with Black Rhino, a content creator for-profit organization also based in Kenya; and the Goethe Insitut Nairobi, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, whose objective is to encourage intercultural dialogue and enable cultural involvement.

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