Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
16 March 2016
Playable City Lagos - a challenging city of playful possibility
Our Programme Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe, Lynsey Smith, writes of her first week's experience, sharing insights into the urban challenges and cultural opportunities for playability in Africa’s largest city
14 March 2016
In Focus: Jess Jorgensen, Instant Grass
We talk to Jess Jorgensen about youth culture in South Africa, “goodvertising” and spreading interventions where they are needed most
6 March 2016
In Focus: Olamide Udoma, Future Lagos
Olamide Udoma from Future Lagos talks about the growth of citizen engagement in Africa's largest city and her work at the heart of a string of important local projects
25 February 2016
"A Process of Cultural Acupuncture"
Playable City Lagos producer Hilary O’Shaughnessy on how taking an irreverent approach can effect long-lasting change in cities
21 February 2016
Connecting with Kenya
A new international exchange to share growth strategies from the UK with Kenyan businesses.
22 November 2015
Applications Open for Playable City Lagos
We're looking for ten creative people to take part in a unique project based in Lagos, Nigeria, in March 2016. Playable City Lagos will explore playful interventions in a city of over 20 million. Find out how to get involved! CALL NOW CLOSED.
22 October 2015
Peer-to-peer mentoring in Zimbabwe
We meet two Zimbabwean creative entrepreneurs, graduates of Nesta’s recent Creative Enterprise workshops in Harare, as they mentor each other through the choppy waters of setting up a business.
14 October 2015
Fashion DNA: Image-Makers - back in Lagos!
The British Council and Lagos Fashion and Design Week are collaborating on a programme of masterclasses, workshops and public events providing insights into image-making for young Nigerian creatives.
22 September 2015
Future Visions of Johannesburg
How creative technology is changing a city's identity - Our Director, Beatrice Pembroke, reports back from British Council Connect ZA's Innovation Month, a month long programme connecting the public with cutting-edge digital culture.
26 July 2015
A global hub for new ideas: African enterprise takes centre stage
As President Obama turns the spotlight onto African entrepreneurship, our Director, Beatrice Pembroke, explores how design thinking and technological skills are reinventing the creative economy in countries across this diverse continent.