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  • 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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  • Creative Imagination Weeks in Nairobi focus on technology and digital media in fashion
    Written by Waithira Kibuchi, Creative Partnership Co-ordinator, AHSCE Nairobi The final themed workshop held on the 21st of June, 2022, reflected on the role of technology and digital media in the fashion industry in Kenya. The session was moderated by Ms Ogake Mosomi and featured two guest speakers. Mr Peng Chen is the Co-founder and…

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  • Creative Imagination Workshop (SA): Women in Film: supporting women in leadership and business
    Written by Vuyo Madyibi (SA Hub Creative Partnerships Coordinator). Today’s workshop, chaired by Avril Joffe focused on the theme of Women in Film to address systemic barriers and issues facing women who want to pursue careers in film. Specifically, we explored the potential of tailoring support programs, employment standards and regulations to enable women to…

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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Fashion in Kenya: Creative Imagination Weeks
    Written by Waithira Kibuchi, Creative Partnership Co-ordinator, AHSCE Nairobi. The second themed workshop, held on the 17th of June 2022, focused on entrepreneurship and innovation in the fashion industry in Kenya. The session was moderated by Ms. Ogake Mosomi and featured two guest speakers. Mr. Bevern Oguk is a Creative Entrepreneur and Fashion Designer at…

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  • Creative imagination week in Nairobi: Cultural Heritage and Identity in Fashion in Kenya
    Written by Waithira Kibuchi, Creative Partnership Co-ordinator, AHSCE Nairobi. The first themed event held on the 14th of June, 2022 was focused on Kenyan cultural identity and heritage in fashion. The session was moderated by two guest speakers. Ms. Chepkemboi Mang’ira is a fashion artist and writer working to decolonise fashion by showcasing traditional Kenyan…

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  • Creative Imagination Workshop (SA): Developing Digital Film Hubs
    Written by Vuyo Madyibi (SA Hub Creative Partnerships Coordinator). The SA Hub, facilitated by Avril Joffe of the University of the Witwatersrand, hosted the first of a series of collaboration workshops on Developing Digital Film Hubs on June 14, 2022. With digital production technology, digital distribution, and digital skills under threat, digital hubs have been…

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  • AHSCE Lagos hub hosts 4th virtual event as the Masquerade, Segun Adefila of Crown Troupe gives the keynote
    Written by Dr Folakemi Ogungbe Creative Partnership Coordinator AHSCE Lagos. The 4th event of the AHSCE, Lagos Hub, was as colourful as the masquerade Segun Adefila adorns during festivals. Segun Adefila, a masquerader, theatre artist, dancer, poet and thinker, is the co-founder of Crown Troupe of Africa, a Theatre-for-development company and Arts Academy, based in…

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  • Bolanle Austen Peters gives a keynote as AHSCE Lagos holds the second virtual Creative Imagination Event
    Written by Dr Folakemi Ogungbe Creative Partnership Coordinator AHSCE Lagos. June 10, 2022, was all shades of excitement as the Lagos Hub of the AHSCE held its second Creative Imagination event. Bolanle Austen Peters of B.A.P. Productions gave the keynote. The topic of discussion was Making Theatre Viable in Nigeria: economic and business challenges. Bolanle…

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  • “Partnership is beyond Sponsorship!” Lagos Hub holds its third virtual event as Israel Eboh, the President of NANTAP, gives the keynote
    Written by Dr Folakemi Ogungbe Creative Partnership Coordinator AHSCE Lagos. On the 9th of June, 2022, the Lagos Hub of the AHSCE held its third virtual event with the theme: the sustainability of creative partnerships in the Performing Arts. Mr. Israel, Eboh, the president of the National Association of Nigerian Theatre Artistes (NANTAP) gave the…

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  • Creative Imagination Workshop (SA): Developing Alternative Film Screening Venues
    Written by Vuyo Madyibi (SA Hub Creative Partnerships Coordinator) Having identified that young people do not view South African movies with the same appreciation and enjoyment as that of other film content (Nollywood, Bollywood, and Hollywood), there is a need to consider alternative screening options with curated programmes to develop a greater appreciation of local…

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  • Nairobi AHSCE Creative Imagination Launch Event
    The African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies (AHSCE), Nairobi Hub, held its launch event on the 16th of May 2022. The event was attended by fashion designers and practitioners from Nairobi and broader Kenya. The event was opened by Dr. Samuel M. Maina and included an address by Mr Isaac Maluki, Deputy Chair of the board…

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  • AHSCE Lagos holds its first virtual Creative Imagination event
    Report by Dr. Folakemi Ogungbe The African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies (AHSCE), Lagos Hub, held its launch event on the 10th of May 2022! The event was attended by Theatre practitioners from all over Nigeria. The General Manager/Chief Executive of the National Theatre, Prof. Sunny Ododo, gave the keynote address.  Prof Sunny Ododo, a…

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  • AHSCE South Africa Launch event
    Written by Vuyo Madyibi (SA Hub Creative Partnerships Coordinator). The African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies (AHSCE), South Africa Hub, held its launch event on the 9th of May 2022. The event was attended by media and film practitioners from across South Africa. The event was chaired by Ms Avril Joffe. During the event, there…

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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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  • Welcome to AHSCE: South Africa
    The AHSCE South Africa is a collaborative project between King’s College London, University of Southampton, University of Nairobi, University of Lagos and the University of Witwatersrand, the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. Its aim is to support the development of sustainable creative economies in Africa by fostering connections between higher…

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  • Welcome to AHSCE: Lagos
    The AHSCE Lagos is a collaborative project between King’s College London, University of Southampton, the University of Lagos, the University of Nairobi and the University of Witwatersrand. Its aim is to support the development of sustainable creative economies in Africa by fostering connections between higher education institutions and creative entrepreneurs, collecting and sharing career development stories,…

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  • Welcome to AHSCE: Nairobi
    The AHSCE Nairobi is a collaborative project between King’s College London, University of Southampton, the University of Lagos, the University of Nairobi and the University of Witwatersrand. Its aim is to support the development of sustainable creative economies in Africa by fostering connections between higher education institutions and creative entrepreneurs, collecting and sharing career development stories,…

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  • African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies: Launch event
    On the 8 March 2022 we held an online launch event for this new AHRC funded follow-on grant for impact and engagement entitled ‘African Hub for Sustainable Creative Economies’ You can now download the event presentation here. And watch the video of the launch event on our YouTube channel: ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Dr Roberta Comunian, Reader…

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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.