Africa Design Review Journal Issue 1 Vol. 5

  • Samuel M. Maina University of Nairobi
Keywords: Journal of Deptment of Art and Design - Faculty of Built Environment and Design


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The Africa Design Review Journal (double-blind) peer rеviеԝed and open аcceѕѕ) is a pioneering publication dedicated to exploring the multifaceted dimensions of design and its profound impact on society. In a continent teeming with talent, innovation, and cultural richness, our journal serves as a guiding light for scholars, practitioners, and enthusiasts alike, providing a platform to delve into critical issues, celebrate creativity, and drive positive change.

At our core, we are committed to rigorous research, innovation, and the promotion of inclusive design practices. Recognizing design as more than aesthetics, we acknowledge its potency in addressing pressing challenges and shaping our communities' future. With a focus on cross-cutting design issues, we aim to unravel complexities, foster dialogue, and inspire action across various disciplines.

From contemporary design trends to sustainable solutions and initiatives addressing poverty alleviation, climate change, and inclusive design, our journal embraces a spectrum of themes reflective of Africa's dynamic design landscape. By showcasing groundbreaking research, innovative projects, and diverse voices, we seek to ignite meaningful conversations and foster tangible impact locally and globally.

As stewards of design excellence, we advocate for sustainability, equity, and social responsibility. Through collaborative efforts, we strive to carve a path towards a more equitable, resilient, and inclusive future, where design serves as a catalyst for positive social change and environmental stewardship.

In this fifth issue of volume one, we invite you to embark on a journey of discovery, exploration, and enlightenment. Join us as we delve into creativity, innovation, and design excellence, celebrating the ingenuity of African designers and scholars while pushing the boundaries of design's evolving landscape.

To our esteemed Referees, contributors, reviewers, readers, and supporters, we extend our deepest gratitude for your unwavering commitment to advancing design in Africa and beyond. Your dedication, expertise, and passion drive our journal forward, shaping it into a dynamic platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Together, let us embrace the transformative power of design, harnessing its potential to create a brighter, more sustainable future for generations to come. Welcome to the Africa Design Review Journal—a catalyst for innovation, a champion of creativity, and a beacon of hope for a world re-imagined through the lens of design.