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Moving in Nairobi: Stories of Urban Mobility
Moving in Nairobi is an exhibition that explores Nairobi from the eyes of four commuters as they walk, bicycle, boda bodas, take matatus, and hire Ubers around Nairobi. The sounds and sights of Nairobi come to life through time-lapse videos. 3.5 million people move through Nairobi every day. However due to the lack of coordinated transportation planning, urban traffic often grinds to a halt, leaving commuters stuck in hours of gridlock.
The exhibition has been produced by the Civic Data Design Lab (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) which works with data to understand it for public good. The Lab seeks to develop alternative practices which can make the work they do with data and images richer, smarter, more relevant, and more responsive to the needs and interests of citizens traditionally on the margins of policy development.