Welcome to HMKV's blog.

This blog currently documents a research trip to twelve former Soviet Republics for a new regional project of the Goethe-Institut (2015-17). Earlier entries document the "Afro-Tech and the Future of (Re-)Invention" research trip to Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria (10-25 April 2014, Anne Bergner and Inke Arns), and the INDUSTRIAL on Tour trip to five industrial cities in Poland (27 Sep - 9 Oct 2011, Thibaut de Ruyter, Inke Arns et al.)

Nairobi: Gearbox - Kenya's first open makerspace for design and rapid prototyping

"What happens when you merge Kenya’s decades-old Jua Kali skills with our vibrant five-year old software community?" (Erik Hersman) We would be VERY curious to know!! Gearbox will soon be getting off the ground on the second floor of Bishop Magua Centre, Ngong Road, Nairobi Kenya. Check out their website: http://gearbox.co.ke/