We Got This – NDW 2024

Nairobi Design Week (NDW) stands as an enduring beacon of innovation and inspiration, consistently pushing the boundaries of creativity and resilience in the face of challenges.

The thematic core of NDW 2024, encapsulated by the rallying cry “We Got This,” epitomizes the spirit required to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of design. The festival, in collaboration with Opportunity Factory, is gearing up to showcase the zenith of Kenyan design and craftsmanship while simultaneously exploring fresh themes and concepts that resonate with the dynamic nature of creativity.


NDW 2024, building on the resounding success of previous editions, promises to deliver an even more immersive and engaging experience.

The festival, through innovative mediums like virtual reality, is poised to transcend conventional boundaries, providing attendees with a compelling exploration of the rich history of Kenyan artifacts.

This promises a unique lens through which cultural heritage can be appreciated and understood. Simultaneously, NDW 2024 will immerse participants in the intimate lives of Maasai women through cutting-edge audio experiences, providing a nuanced perspective on their lifestyle.

The festival’s commitment to fostering dialogue on the preservation of traditional crafts was prominently showcased in the 2023 edition. Panel discussions and talks, featuring speakers from Opportunity Factory, illuminated the intricacies of their work and shed light on the challenges confronting Kenya’s craft sector.

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These conversations not only underscored the importance of sustainability but also emphasized the urgent need to preserve cultural heritage in the face of a rapidly changing world.


A standout from the 2023 festival, the “Craft Creativity Workshop,” provided participants with a hands-on opportunity to learn traditional crafting techniques from master artisans. From pottery and weaving to beadwork, attendees gained a profound appreciation for the meticulous craftsmanship underpinning these timeless art forms. The success of such initiatives has paved the way for NDW 2024 to offer an even more expansive and diverse array of experiences.

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As the countdown to NDW 2024 commences, the excitement is palpable. The festival promises a cornucopia of events and activities, including exhibitions, workshops, and interactive installations. Nairobi Design Week ensures there is something for everyone. Attendees can look forward to immersing themselves in a celebration that goes beyond the realms of design. Nairobi Design Week encapsulates culture and creativity in its purest forms.

So, mark your calendars and prepare to be part of the transformative celebration at NDW 2024. It’s not merely a passive observation of design evolution; it’s an active participation in shaping the future of creative expression. This being present in Kenya and, by extension, the global creative community. Join us in this journey where creativity, resilience, and innovation converge to create an unparalleled experience.

For a more in depth dive of previous festivals and all things Nairobi Design Week has to offer visit https://innairobi.com/nairobi-design-week/.