MAMBO

Ecosystem

Bridging heritage, innovation, and impact, we
exist between the nexus of settlement, cultural
intelligence & innovation.
Community ecological stewards, tour operators,
and consumers to heritage stories and trade.

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How to be a
great ancestor

where cultural intelligence, innovation, and community stewardship converge.

Promoting cultural and
environmental
heritage through
community trade and
blockchain technology.

THE TRINITY

Mambo Heritage

Investigating interfaces &
interactions that support
local economies and
cultural sustainability.

DNA Lab

Digital Narrative Archive
(DNA) Lab - advancing
interfaces and interactions
in social contexts by
leveraging social relations
as networks for peer to
peer engagement by self
organizing, learning and
gaining insight.

Mambo Coin

Community currency
incentive as a tool for
the sustainable
development of informal
& rural settlements.

WHO WE ARE

We exist between the nexus of settlement, cultural
intelligence & innovation. Community ecological
stewards, tour operators, and consumers to
heritage stories and trade.

OUR ROLE

Mambo's objective is to promote cultural and
environmental heritage through community trade and
blockchain technology that preserves and promotes
heritage sites, green spaces, and manufacturing of
sustainable cultural products and experiences, for the
community, by the community that can be applied to any
location in the world that is looking for economic growth
as well as historical and cultural preservation.

#tibanisisi “We are the cure”
Safe Hands Kenya

Drawing Dreams Initiative
#ROADTRIP4ACAUSE

McMillan Library Restoration
Kaloleni, Makadara

The Problem: COVID-19 risk is highest in low-income
communities with limited sanitation – and social distancing will
not work. There are vulnerable communities across Kenya, as
well as “hot spot” risk areas that could cause a rapid rise in
COVID-19 infections. The solution: Rapid mass sanitation and
personal protection via a three-pronged approach.

The impacts of inadequate MHM management have seen a rise
in adolescent transacational sex leading to unintended
pregnancies (15% of women age 15-19 have experienced pregnancy.
12% have had a live birth, 1% have had a pregnancy loss, and 3%
are currently pregnant. KDHS, Kenya 2022)

Working alongside our client, Book bunk, we are working to
restore some of Nairobi’s most iconic public libraries into sites of
heritage, public art, collective memory, knowledge production,
shared experiences, cultural leadership and information
exchange. The McMillan Library Retrofit & Restoration included
both Kaloleni Social Hall as well as Makadara Library.

2.5m
reached

Strengthen
partnership

library
renovation

700k
households

EXPERIENCE
SHARING

open to
public

150k
given work

awareness on
challenges

experience
design

CONCEPTS

Our exploration of dynamic environments designed to foster creativity and collaboration, where individuals engage in interactive exploration of novel concepts and interfaces.

Lamu Virtual

Artists Residency

Art Deco
Retrofit

Making heritage more exciting and accessible to
younger generations, by collecting virtual heritage
artifacts and competing in exploring historic stories
and learning new meaningful things along the way.

The project, transitioning from "Netil Apa" to
"Netil Tata," aims to preserve Maasal heritage
through intergenerational exchange and a
sustainable building, inspiring future
generations

The proposed building in Machakos, Kenya, is historically significant, showcasing 1920s Art Deco styles with elegant geometric shapes and bold colors.

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