"Imagine my city" at Sweden@Kenya forum

22 November, 2016 - 10:22

Maria Holm, SICS and co-director at Mobile Life, was one of the organisers of the "Imagine my city" studio at the Sweden@Kenya forum held in Nairobi on November 9th - 11th. Together with a number of organisations the forum for Kenyan and Swedish entrepreneurs within the creative and cultural industries explored the economic potential of innovation, digitalisation and the creative sector. The three days provided a dynamic platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas. 

The forum addressed issues such as how to unify the voice of the sector, how to identify and create effective collaborations, and the role of the creative and cultural sector in a complex, digitalised and interlinked world where ideas, values and visions are needed. Sweden@Kenya aims to bring tangible results in terms of intellectual inspiration, new contacts and networks, business opportunities as well as strengthened bilateral cooperation and exchanges between Sweden and Kenya.

Sweden@Kenya has a cross-disciplinary approach uniting creative industries, the private sector (business), education and policy for problem-solving and innovation. Sustainability and digitalisation are paramount and will be taken into consideration at all times.The Sweden@Kenya project was organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi and the Swedish Institute. 

Quoted from the program:

"Imagine my City
Join a conversation about reprogramming the perceptions of public spaces. The variety of the public spaces should be considered as a barometer for creativeness in the urban factory. The studio explores how public space can be understood as creative actions through a critical approach to our own perceptions and standardized forms of urban planning." More here.