ARISE Kenya Photovoice Exhibition

07 September 2023


IDS Convening Space

Join ARISE at Institute of Development Studies for a lunchtime seminar and exhibition of ‘ARISE Kenya Photovoice’ and find out more about our work on health, wellbeing and accountability in the urban informal settlements of Nairobi.

The exhibition includes a selection of images produced using Photovoice, a method used in community-based participatory research to gather information, stories and the personal experiences of participants. The ARISE Kenya Photovoice project was a collaboration between ARISE partner LVCT Health and community members – co-researchers, living in Korogocho and Viwandani informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya.

“I teach these ladies karate. You can see my punching bag here. We started training around the same time two elderly women were murdered. There came a well-wisher who was a foreigner and when he heard about the murders the wife volunteered to teach us some few karate moves. We chose to call the program Cucu Jikinge.”
– Beatrice is an older person living in Korogocho Informal Settlement]

The exhibition presents images that depict the experiences and priorities of people living in Korogocho and Viwandani informal settlements. The images – taken by older people, community health volunteers, people with disabilities, and children who head households – address themes such as environment and utilities, water and hygiene, work and education, health, disability and accessibility.

The session will start with short presentations, followed by the opportunity to mingle and view the exhibition.


  • Hayley MacGregor – Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies
  • Sally Theobald – Professor in Social Science and International Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Inviolata Njoroge – Senior Research Officer, LVCT Health

How to attend

Register to attend in person

Building accessibility

This will be an in-person event. If you have accessibility needs, find out about IDS building accessibility.

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