2022 #CultureGrows Symposium

In February 2020,in partnership with twawezacommunications,the British Council hosted the first #CultureGrows symposium culturegrows/yesterday-today-tomorrow at the national museums.or.ke as part of our Cultural Heritage and inclusive growth programme to reflect on the past,present and future of Kenya's Cultural heritage.

We are back with another edition this year, from the 16th to 18th March 2022 during our #CulturalHeritageWeek.The 2022 edition will be a hybrid event and we will host a small audience in Nairobi and simultaneously livestream the event on our social media platforms on  Youtube,Facebook and Twitter .Expect a line up of engaging speakers,musicians,tech leaders and cultural experts.

The title of this years' symposium is"Decolonization of Cultural Heritage in Africa."Bringing together cultural practitioners ,tech leaders,academics, and policy makers from across the continent.The sessions will include conversations on the restitution of cultural heritage in Africa,community engagement strategies in inclusive cultural heritage,indigenous knowledge and climate change,food security ,and the digitization of cultural heritage.

This hybrid event will feature in-person conversations,keynote speeches,panel conversations as well as musical performances .

Sign up to listen to cultural professionals discuss community engagement strategies.If you are excited as we are,register and join us for the event!

Sub Theme

  • Restitution of Cultural heritage in Africa
  • Community engagement strategies in inclusive cultural heritage
  • Indigenous knowledge systems ,food systems and Climate change
  • Design ,bult environmnet and heritage
  • Reclaiming narratives about African languages,clothing and accessories
  • Digitisation and online cultural heritage experience 

What to expect

As part of our #CulturalHeritageWeek, the symposium will feature some familar and new names .Sing up for our in -person conversations,keynotes and panels with Cultural practitioners ,tech leaders ,academia and policy makers spread out across the continent and the globe or join us virtually on zoom ,Youttube or Facebook.

Dont forget to check out our line-up of exciting musical performances celebrating homegrown talent including Labdi ,a singer -song writer and African single-stringed fiddle (Orutu) instrumentalist from Kenya and Juma Tutu and the Swahili Jazz band from Mombasa ,Kenya .

our aim for this edition is to inspire you and the many other like minded individuals towards action in promoting and preserving their cultural heritage .We envision new research tackling gender ,restitution of Cultural heritage and knowledge and new ways to adopt cultural heritage work.

we are also keen to see new interactions across the baord with young emerging cultural heritage professionals and practitioners through enhancedconversations on climate ,indigenous knowledge systems and inclusive cultural heritage and innovation


1.Who is attending ?

The symposium targets cultural heritage and creative technology professionals and practitioners ,both organisations and individuals ,researchers and students of cultural heritage related fields,community groups including youth groups and elders groups,policy makers and others active in the cultural heritage sector in Kenya and beyond

2. is this event free ?

Yes ! The event is free and registration is required .Register to join us either online or in person at the Nairobi National Museums ,Botantical Gardens (Limited space)

Join us at the Nairobi National Museum 


Join us virtually