Knowledge Hub

The AHSCE knowledge hub aims to bring together fresh knowledge and resources and make them available to creative research, practitioners, student, and entrepreneur across Africa. Keep checking this page for fresh news, ideas, stories, and interviews. If you would like to contribute with new knowledge get in touch via creativeconomyafrica@gmail.com

Academic and Policy Research

  • Intertwined: Fashion, Textile and Heritage in Nigeria exhibition
    The ‘Intertwined: Fashion, Textile and Heritage in Nigeria’ photography exhibition, was held in King’s College London early in 2022 ( 8 February 2022 to 11 March 2022). The exhibition explored the ancient textile traditions and contemporary creative expression of craftspeople and fashion designers from across Nigeria. Braiding contemporary personal stories, cultural celebrations and global economic…

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  • Understanding and supporting Creative Economies in Africa Report
    This report (download it for free by clicking on the image) is the result of a previous stage of funded activities as part of an AHRC-funded research network. The report provides a summary of the research journey undertaken, including the methodology and data collected across the three cities involved in the network activities: Nairobi, Lagos…

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  • Research on fashion and creative economies in Africa
    King’s College London researchers, Dr Lauren England, Dr Eka Ikpe, Dr Roberta Comunian and Dr Ananya Kabir have recently published an article on the development of the African fashion industry and its position in local and global development. The article is the first publication derived from a King’s Together-funded research project, entitled Africa Fashion Futures.…

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  • AHSCE Launch Event and Video
    On the 8th of March we launch the activities of the AHSCE. If you want to find out more about our plans, research and activities work, in collaboration with University of Lagos, University of Nairobi and Wits University, watch this video.