Student Lecture Series | Kabage Karanja + Stella Mutegi: The Anthropocene Museum
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30pm
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This event will be conducted through Zoom. Please register in advance here. Zoom account registration is required.
Cave_Bureau is a Nairobi based bureau of architects and researchers charting explorations into architecture and urbanism within nature. Our work addresses the anthropoIogical and geological context of the postcolonial African city as a means to confront the challenges of our contemporary rural and urban lives.
Kabage Karanja is an architect and spelunker. He founded Cave_bureau in 2014 alongside Stella Mutegi. He is a natural environment enthusiast leading geological and anthropological investigations into architecture and nature, synonymous with the bureau's work. He leads the research, orchestrating expeditions and surveys into caves within the Great Rift Valley, navigating a return to the limitless curiosity of our early ancestors. These playful and intensive research studies form part of a broader decoding of the pre and post-colonial African city, where he oversees the bureau's work that manifests through drawing, storytelling, construction, and the curation of performative events of resistance within caves.
Stella Mutegi is an architect and spelunker. She founded Cave_bureau in 2014 alongside Kabage Karanja. She is a natural environment enthusiast, heading up the technical department at Cave_bureau, where she orchestrates the seamless coordination of ideas into built form. Stella is well known in the bureau as the problem slayer of all design issues, helping steer the geological and anthropological investigations towards a unique architectural product. She partakes in the Cave_bureau expeditions and surveys into caves within the Great Rift Valley, navigating a return to the limitless curiosity of our early ancestors. She also interrogates the intensive research studies that form part of a broader decoding of the pre and post colonial African city.
This event is free and open to the public.