16th to 31st of October 2021
Milena Weichelt & Evans Ngure
"I am a creator because I give life to things that would otherwise end in the dump"
Evans Maina Ngure is a creator and sculptor living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. He uses an assortment of discarded material and found objects for animal collages, sculptures, jewelry, light pieces and most recently installations. Through his work, Evans aims to inspire a generation to see waste not as nothing, but something they can build a future from. In addition, Evans' work aims to celebrate animals as important players in our ecosystem's wellbeing.
"You can reuse what you have, you don't have to throw it out."
Milena is a painter. Initially, she had trained as a Silversmith, but a chance meeting brought her to painting, where she combines acrylics with silver and mixed media. Through her art, she documents wildlife and its beauty, which is crucial to preserve.
In the summit, Milena and Evans Ngure talk about their work as professional artists. They share their thoughts on the role of art and artists in the world today, and the relationship with climate change. Both have unique art styles, but they all have the underlying principle of recycling and reduction of waste in the environment. We call it regenerative art!
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"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."
– Mahatma Gandhi
ARE YOU THINKING OF GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD?
Are you thinking about growing your own food – on your windowsill, your balcony, in the backyard, or in a shamba on the outskirts of your hometown? Would you like to move towards self-sufficiency, not just for yourself, but also for your community and the city where you live?
Did you ever think about a more sustainable, even regenerative way of farming?ShambaJijini Summit brings you stories of people who grow food for their families without the use of chemicals. People, who earn a living from regenerative farming or even created a completely new career path for themselves.
If this is your line of thought, welcome to ShambaJijini.
Meet the pioneers in regenerative urban farming, business and urban livelihoods. Find inspirations in the stories and experiences of ambitious individuals, who are dedicated to produce healthy food and show pathways to regenerative food systems and a good, healthy live.