rue du collège 33 brussels 1050


Muriuki James


June 2011 in the frame of 8th Tarifa African Film Festival ( 


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In Transition

This exhibition presents James’s work in progress. It is his engagement with a city and by extension a country in transition. A transition that has been expected for long. Recent strides in business opportunities with the east, consumer spending, inflows of currency from the Diaspora and other factors fueling it.

Many streets and neighborhoods in Nairobi are being transformed every day by its shifting architecture. In the last few years road infrastructure set the pace for expansion and land prices sky-rocketed as developers and speculators go for every available square foot. There are many that are left out relegated to spectators. They hear and read about development statistics, and work on the very spaces that generate the statistics...

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