Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
THE DESIGN GARAGE is about sharing thoughts and ideas among designers and entrepreneurs, growing the greater knowledge and challenging preconceptions of designs. Guest mechanics are invited to share their stories and insights and the tricks of the trade. We seek to build a connected design community in Kampala and the creative industry as a whole as a driver to fulfilling our fullest potential. It’s about analysing current trends and bringing them to light for the community to make their own decisions. It's thinking about thinking.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Increased awareness of the value of design through several collaborations Increased collaborations with regional and International Organisations such as the Nairobi Design Week, Ethiopian Design Week, London Festival of Design, Bayimba Music Festival among others Successfully ran 3 festivals bringing together design enthusiasts, designers, builders, creatives and more to investigate design as a tool in problem solving as well as raising the awareness of design. Consultation by organizations when looking for design talent because of our ties with several design leaders, thinkers and various design centred entities. Inspired other design focused groups to get started as well as providing support where possible. The Centre for Design excellence has been established