2019 - 2020

Cave_bureau exhibiting the Anthropocene Museum

In spring 2019, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York, and Cube Design Museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, organised the exhibition “Nature - Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” which opened simultaneously at both museums. The exhibition runs from May 10th 2019, through to Jan 20th 2020. The Design Triennial features innovative projects, from 2016 and later, that highlight the ways designers are collaborating with scientists, engineers, farmers, environmentalists and nature itself to design a more harmonious and regenerative future.

Below: Kabage & Stella discussed the project on a panel, under the topic, “Nature and Architecture” held on the 9th of May 2019 at Cooper Hewitt.

Also below: Our project is featured on a publication by Cooper Hewitt titled “Nature: Collaborations in Design”.


Upcoming publication “The Allegory of Urbanity”

Kabage’s essay titled the “Allegory Of Urbanity” has been selected to feature in the next upcoming journal, FOLIO: Journal of African Architecture, published by the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg. The essay falls under the subject Radical Development defining what it might mean in contemporary African cities. ‘Radical’ as departure from tradition, as acts and practices which challenge dominant (Western) readings of urban space and notions of success, progress, and development.


Pod cast feature of Cave_bureau by the London Festival of Architecture

On the 7th of June 2018, a programme was held during the London Festival of Architecture. Owen Wainhouse the Deputy Director of LFA, spoke to the Cave_Bureau architects, Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi. This episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes the LFA put together from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity was the theme of London Festival of Architecture in 2018. Click on the LFA icon to listen.


“Cave manifesto” awarded a certificate of excellence under the critical dialogue category

The Africa Architecture Awards highlights and exposes key work and initiatives that contribute to the architectural landscape on the continent. The aim is to open dialogue in discussing the needs and future of African architecture in the rapidly changing cultural and socio-economic climate.