5th Street Industrial Area +256 (0) 774 779 925
Events, workshop
Aïda mentions that most of her own mentors have been African-American photographers that have guided her over the years when she first started in photojournalism such as Harlee Little, Chester Higgins and Dudley M. Brooks (renderforest.com). She adds that: “Entering into the current realm of my work Simon Njami has been the one who has pushed me to take my photography into a different path. Yet, regardless of whether I do photojournalism or studio photography, my motivation comes from an understanding that as Africans we must be engaged in addressing and showing our side of a story in order to confront the lack of a balanced perspective that stems from the foreign gaze.”

Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Aïda Muluneh left the country at a young age and spent an itinerant childhood. After several years in a boarding school in Cyprus, she finally settled in Canada in 1985. In 2000, she graduated with a degree in Communications with a major in Film from Howard University in Washington D.C. After graduation, she worked as a photojournalist at the Washington Post, however her work can be found in several publications. She is the founder and director of the first international photography festival, the Addis Foto Fest. She has published a book titled, “Ethiopia: Past/Forward,” which is a coffee table book that reflects her vision on reconnecting to Ethiopia through memory and nostalgia. Her latest works play with this notion of memories, by reinventing contemporary rituals through the characters that she depicts.

Now a mentor to the younger generation herself, Aïda will open her studio and share her skills and knowledge with 5 young talented artists. They will engage into dialogues, produce new work together and learn from each other during a 10 day intensive studio period in Kampala.

More info, visit the Kampala Art Biennale website


Co-Creation, Events, Exibitions, networking
Come visit ISU’s ‘Digital Fabrication’ Exhibition at The Design Hub 5th Street Plot 3 Bata Close.

The exhibition runs from 22-26 May 2018, 8am – 6pm.

The exhibition is a culmination of the students’ IB Design experience. Students’ designs showcasing their technical skills, appropriate use of material, techniques and processes will be on display.

Concert, Events, Party
This 18th of May MTN NYEGE NYEGE is making some very JUICY announcements! And what better way to get into the Nyege SPIRIT than with a big fat PARTY courtesy of our dear friends at Uganda Waragi and Bell Lager. And why not sauce up the line up with our 2016 headliner Gato Preto and some heavy weights of the EA underground ? DONE ! This parteee gonna be more lit than Chinese new year. All Nyegerians come through! 

Start: 8:00 pm
Finish: 6:00 am

Limited Tickets Available Only at the Gate: 20’000 UGX

Gato Preto(Ghana/ Mozambique)

Events, networking

Fuzu Limited is set to officially launch “Fuzu” – an online Career Development and Talent Management platform at The Design Hub on May 17th 2018. Fuzu aims to satisfy the need for new innovative solutions that are focused on the job seeker, who they are, where their potential lies and how best their talent can be matched with the employment opportunities.

The service runs on a highly technical AI-powered platform that supports career builders to find the best job opportunities, build skills needed to be successful and stand out with employers by showcasing their talent.

Fuzu also helps employers find the top talent in the market with advanced, but very easy to use, merit-based analytical tools powered by a Machine Learning Algorithm.


To the job seeker

The platform allows job seekers irrespective of their level of education and seniority, to dream and plan for their future, to learn new skills and competencies and ultimately find a job that best matches their profile.

It also provides a personalized experience to the job seeker; with job opportunities matched to their skills and interests, personalized course recommendations to learn new skills they need for their dream job and personalized advice at every step of their career.


To the employer

Fuzu provides a set of resourceful tools that enable finding of best matching candidates through powerful search and recruitment solutions and automated analysis of CV’s, by integrating a psychometric testing and talent profiling of candidates to the application process. This makes it easy to find candidates that best match with their requirements.

Fuzu will help take all the hassle out of shortlisting by automatically ranking candidates not just based on the quality of the CV but also the personality fit and talent the candidate has.

Fuzu was recently elected as one of the Disrupt 100 companies, out of 5 million startups across the world, by Tältt Ventures and as the 3rd most exciting growth company across Africa by African Business Review.

Fuzu is currently backed up by over 20 partners in Uganda already that include; KCCA, ICT Association of Uganda, Microsoft, M-Kopa, SafeBoda and local innovation hubs like Innovation Village, VentureLabs, and Outbox.


Start: 7.30 am @Design Hub event space

Entrance: Register for Invite. RSPV applies




Concert, Events
PICTURES is the ninth episode of the Kaz Kasozi Soirée series of unique themed music shows. This episode will be intimate and chilled with cinematic & theatrical music and songs inspired by cinema, pictures or stories.

It will have Trio Tabu delivering jazzy pieces as a continuous soundscore and we leave the listener to imagine or construct your own narrative. Elijah Kitaka on drums, Matovu Lawrence on bass and Kaz Artist Kasozi on piano and keyboards.

The show will feature an exhibition by Hassan Hussein.

Entrance: 30K
Starts: 7.30 PM

Events, networking, Party
Welcome back for our 4th edition of the Creative Talks Africa sessions. This month, we welcome Pamela Enyonu, a Ugandan based Visual artist & copywriter. 

Born and raised in Kampala, Pamela studied Vocational Art and Design with Education from Kyambogo University. Pamela is a bona fide creative who has worked as a copywriter for the last 6 years. Last year she completed a 3- month residency where she navigated the politics of identity, trauma and healing. This resulted into a solo exhibition in June, 2017.

As a visual artist, Pamela is inspired by stories, materials and the process it takes to transform them into works of art. Most notable about her work is it’s tactile and 3-Dimensional quality.

Since her residency last year Pamela has gone on to participate in 8 other exhibitions and there’s no stopping her. Pamela is a member of 32 Degrees East – Ugandan Arts Fund.

Among Pamela’s influences are artists like; Lady Skollie from South African and Liberian-American Lina Viktor Iris. Both women have a recognizable style that she aspires to.

She will be joining us to talk about what it feels like living life as a full-time non-conformist and a female creative in a male dominated industry.

There will be free coffee served by our sponsors Wild Coffee and a DJ set for the networking sessions. Use the SafeBoda App promo code: “#CREATIVETALKS” to hitch a free, safe and timely ride for the talks at Design Hub Kampala.

Entrance: Free
Starting: 4 pm – 10 pm 


Events, Learning, networking, workshop

Ushuru chat, a 3 hour interactive workshop organized by TOFI aims to bring together the ordinary citizen including government, civil society, academia and the private sector to dialogue, discover and network on tax. The chat facilitates an analysis on the evolution of the Ugandan tax system and the impact of historical and institutional factors in shaping Ugandan tax policy. In addition, it helps us to explore aspects of taxation and how it affects our daily lives, shedding light on trends, laws, policy, tax rates/levies, administration and the tax regime.



Concert, Events

Enjoy your #SaturdaysUnplugged with perfectly chilled live music. From Jazz, to Soul, World, and all in between. Tune into The Fezah Jazz Evening for more details about this series. Tune in 9pm, Radio One FM90

FEE 25,000K 
8PM TO 10PM.

Giovanni’s skill as a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and performer have won him invitations to perform at major music festivals and co-operative events in Uganda and the rest of the world. 

Please bring a friend with whom you want to share this chill music evening with.

On this same evening Giovanni will be showcasing the journey of his music career. 


Events, networking, workshop
Free Taster Session + networking event
April 18th (or 17th or 19th)
5.30 pm- 8.30 pm

How can increased self awareness improve work productivity, teamwork and communication within your organisation?

Join Design Hub Kampala and the Amani Institute, a social enterprise based in Kenya, Brazil and India, who designs and delivers engaging, and transformational learning programs that help individuals build the skills and networks to move to the next phase of their careers.

In this workshop on Knowing Your Management Style For Improved Work Productivity, we want to help managers become more aware of their management style. We will use a personal assessment tool to get you as a manager to understand yourself better and how you can adapt your behavior with others within a work team, a leadership position, or other relationships.

By the end of the session, you will:
– Increase your self-knowledge around your behaviour styles: What are the effective and ineffective traits of your style?
– Improve your working relationships by recognizing the needs of your colleagues based on their styles

This session is going to be an example of the methodology and tools provided by the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program (ALMI), a 5-month, modular, training & development program to build business and leadership skills in middle and senior managers of small and growing businesses across East Africa.developed in collaboration with Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the Argidius Foundation.

After a successful launch in Kenya, the program will start running in Kampala, Uganda for the first time in early May. 

For more info about the programme: https://amaniinstitute.org/what-we-do/amani-leadership-management-impact/
Sign up for a free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/know-your-management-style-to-improve-work-productivity-tickets-44665321178

Creative Talks, Events, Party
In collaboration with In Place of War, we (KQ and Design Hub Kampala with support from Wild & SafeBoda ) are delighted to be hosting a panel discussion on: “Making the Festival” which consists of some of Uganda’s renown festival Directors and Artists at this month’s edition of the Creative Talks Africa.

We are happy to welcome DJ Hibotep, Derek G. Debru (of MTN NYEGE NYEGE), Faisal Kiwewa (of Bayimba International Festival – Uganda), Rasheeda Nalumoso (of KLA ART Festival) and Anthony J Thompson (of StoneFest music, art, & tech festival 2018).

These panelists will be sharing on- What does it take to run a festival in Uganda or Africa at large? A how-to-guide to making a successful festival. The panel will also explore the realities of running a festival; from the resourcing, to the selection of the venue, creating identity and finding your unique selling point, to choosing and promoting to your audience. The panel also includes the voice of a young creative Deejay who will share her perspective of how festivals fit into an artists career.

DJ Hibotep
She Is a Creative Electronic Deejay who has performed quite extensively on a number of festivals in East Africa. Her insane rave electronic sounds sway audiences to marvel at her serenading dexterity. Hibotep is also a filmmaker and fashion designer. Her mantra is” Learn the rules and break them the way that suits you.”

Derek G. Debru
He is the Co-founder MTN Nyegenyege Festival and Nyegenyege Tapes. Whilst primarily an opportunity to showcase underground talent from across East Africa together with the opportunity to present cutting edge producers from Europe and the USA to an East African audience, Nyege Nyege will explore more than just music. The Festival happens every year in September at the Nile Discovery Beach. Nyege Nyege takes it’s inspiration from the legendary World Festival of the Black Arts’ that took place in Dakar Senegal in 1966. An extended invitation from Uganda to the world. Nyege Nyege also showcases the connections between Africa and the rest of the world Afro Diaspora with Cumbia from South America, vodou jazz from Haiti and underground hip hop from America. Complementing the line-up will some of the hottest producers and DJ’s from Europe whose work is in conversation with African sounds.

He is the founding director of Bayimba Cultural Foundation. Together with a team of colleagues he has worked hard to transform the arts scene in Uganda from a rather static state to its current level of vibrancy. During the past years, under his guidance, Bayimba has trained, supported and created numerous platforms to celebrate the arts in Uganda. Due to the many efforts in networking and building bridges within the arts sector, Bayimba has developed into a house hold name among artists and professionals, not only within Uganda but also within the East African region and other corners around the world. The most recent regional impact was created with the launch of DOADOA – the East African Performing Arts Market – as a regional platform where stakeholders in the performing arts industry meet to share their skills and experience and do business. In the eleventh season as the director of Bayimba, Faisal aims at strengthening the role of Bayimba in developing the arts within Uganda and East Africa, to strengthen DOADOA as the network of the regional exporters of the performing arts from East Africa, the Kampala International Theatre Festival with a focus on East African theatre and to forward the Bayimba agenda to develop lasting structures to sustain the arts.

Rasheeda Nalumoso (Live Traces Producing)
She is a Creative Producer with ten years experience working across theater, dance and the visual arts. Highlight festival producing credits across a range of scales and sizes include the Soho Theatre’s Waltham Forest parks festival- a six month long festival of cross arts engagement in north east London and the Tree of Light cultural Olympiad program in 2012. I am interested in developing new collaborations with artists in East Africa and across the continent considering strategies to develop participation and audience engagement recently a participant of the Atelier Young Festival managers conference in Johannesburg run in partnership with the market theatre and European festivals association. I am currently a creative producer for KLA ART 18- the third edition of KLA ART, a visual arts festival which celebrates public art for, in and with the city produced by 32 Degrees East Ugandan Arts Trust.
During the month of August, artists’ work placed in different parts of the city will explore the theme ‘Off the Record’. The work the artists create will speak to hidden histories, open histories, current stories and new futures to create alternative “memory banks” and new narratives. The call is now open to any and all artists wanting to apply www.KLAart.org.

Anthony J Thompson,
He is the Founder of The Creative Tribe and StoneFest, Creative, singer/song-writer, and entrepreneur. I like to reflect on things about love, life, and God (spirituality) Jinja’s flagship festival in the heart of Jinja Town. Founded by The Creative Tribe, StoneFest is a 3-day multi-faceted music festival to celebrate the burgeoning creative community in Jinja. What makes this festival so special is that it has tapped into the pulse of Jinja and is growing alongside it. It was birthed out of the work that The Creative Tribe does year-round to develop and promote Jinja’s creative arts community. Check out a performance from 2017 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6rNr0fnFqY After only one edition, StoneFest has already proven to be an attraction for both local and international crowds, thanks in part to its diverse lineup, and has the potential to become a force within the East African festival community. StoneFest derives its name from the word “Jinja” itself, which means “stone”. It is also now a part of Jinja Adventure Week 2018. Jinja Adventure Week (JAW) is a week-long series of festivals, recreational sports, workshops, games, and other activities highlighting Jinja as the “adventure capital of East Africa”.

See you ALL. Free Entrance. Free Coffee for all. A DJ Networking set will be available as well.