Maker Faire Africa

Maker Faire Africa is an annual pan-African festival of ingenuity & invention, with a focus on African technology, design & manufacturing to amplify the continent's role in shaping the future of global systems.

MFA featured in : :
 

The New Yorker
Change Observer
DWELL
The Stream
Fast Company 

Huffinton Post 
Egypt Independent 
The Atlantic 


 

 

Projects

Maker Movement, Grassroots Craftsmanship, African Ingenuity, De-centralized Manufacturing

The cytoskeleton is composed of proteins that give the cell shape and internal organization. Some of the earliest changes in cellular morphology after toxicant exposure are mediated by changes in the cytoskeleton.  Can this be applied to synthetic biology and biological blockchains?  Can we hand-weave biological storage structures that repair, re-shape, and heal bad data, by organizing the data into a beautiful pattern? 

 

"Why Africa Needs to Make" - Article featured in TUNZA magazine,  part of the United Nations Environment Programme's strategy for engaging young people in its work. Created by and for young environmentalists all over the world, it aims to impassion youth about environmental conservation and sustainable development. 

Contributing Designer on "What Do Science, Technology, and Innovation Mean from Africa?" (MIT Press)