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Creative economy

RECLAIMING OUR IDENTITY AND POWER THROUGH STREET ART

Elijah “Eljay” Mutua is a Kenyan-based Painter and Graffiti/Street artist based in Nairobi. He draws his inspiration from city life and the ongoings in urban areas. He is quite experimental but primarily works with acrylics and spray paint. He began his career as a Graffiti/Street artist in 2009 during the monthly Words and Pictures (WAPI)...

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Fashion hub

The value chains that exist within the Fashion Industry A significant part of the informal sector in the contemporary world is essentially an outgrowth of the formal economy in more ways than one. The activities in the informal sector are directly linked to and often constitute an essential part of the processes of production, exchange and accumulation. In certain...

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In pursuit of Self Expression

Art in Urban Spaces While growing up in urban Nairobi, I particularly remember longing for Sundays as there always were activities in the social hall such as the weekly Talent Shows where estate children showcased their talent. Years down the line the Nairobi City Council reposed these robust social halls and either turned them into welfare spaces or offices...

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Alternative markets

Yesterday I received a phone call from a friend who has a TV show on one of the major TV stations. I have been trying to get a show into one of the stations and have been looking for the ‘right contacts’ but thats been very hard to come by. I asked one friend for a contact...

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Saving Algorithms

This is my 7th day in Hospital. Its boring. Apparently I suffer from a disease for highly intellectual and successful people as the doctor puts it. So I’m not going to complain about my disease but rather celebrate it and tell the 8-4- 4 system to shove their results up their ass. I ended up watching and...

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