Design for Innovation: Creativity at the forefront of housing, public space and mobility solutions

Design for Innovation: Creativity at the forefront of housing, public space and mobility solutions



A spotlight on projects in Africa driving innovation through design

Creativity and experimentation are central to pioneering new ways of being and doing in urban Africa. It is essential that we draw inspiration from and amplify the innovative and resourceful culture ever-present in African cities. This session investigates projects at the forefront of creative design and problem-solving in housing, mobility, and the public realm.

Antonia Kihara, designer of the new Q/A 80 Bed Apartment Block by  Quarter Acre Developers in Nairobi  will present a proposed net zero affordable housing project that explores how affordable housing  can also be sustainable. Carl Jacobsz, principal architect and founder of  c76 Architects in South Africa, will share how they tackled the expansion of the SHAPA Soweto centre to include more sports in a football stadium.

Nifemi Marcus-Bello, industrial designer and founder of nmbelloStudio, Nigeria, will give insights into the design of  innovative kiosks designed for flexibility in public spaces. Moses Nderitu, CRO at Basi-Go Kenya, will speak about the development of e – mobility in Kenya and how the need for sustainable mobility options has driven innovation.


La conception pour l’innovation : La créativité à l’avant-garde des solutions de logement, d’espace public et de mobilité

La créativité et l’expérimentation sont essentielles à la mise en place de nouvelles façons d’être et de faire dans les villes africaines. Il est essentiel de s’inspirer et d’amplifier la culture innovante et ingénieuse omniprésente dans les villes africaines. Cette session examine des projets à la pointe de la conception créative et de la résolution de problèmes dans le domaine du logement, de la mobilité et du domaine public


Host: Our Future Cities

Nifemi Marcus-Bello

Designer, Founder of nmbelloStudio

Carl Jacobsz

Principal and founder of C76 Architecture

Moses Nderitu

Chief Revenue Officer at BasiGo

Antonia Kihara

Designer and Consultant, Q/A Developers

Moderator: Rashiq Fataar

Director, Our Future Cities