The future is ancient, says Kenneth, emphasizing the significance of combining historical knowledge into contemporary design processes. He contends that ideas like sustainability are nothing new and have existed for a very long time.
In this episode, Kenneth discusses his creative process, which began with his father making many of the items the young boy wanted. From an early age, he had practical experience in product design and prototyping. He describes the characteristics of Afrikan design, some of the materials utilized in its production, and the ideas that went into it.
This is the fourth episode under the ‘Shifting Narratives’ program supported by the British Council SSA Arts.
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For the full episode transcript: https://www.afrika.design/kenneth-kanaabi