Excitement as African innovation fair, Maker Faire Africa hits Lagos

Maker Faire Africa is making its way to the bustling city of Lagos on November 5th and 6th, 2012. The innovation fair which is an annual pan- African innovation showcase of handicrafts that in its words “hail from Africa’s tiniest villages to its most expensive urban burgs” will comprise 2 days of exhibits, performances and workshops that celebrate African ingenuity, innovation and creativity.

According to Maker Faire Africa: “As was the case in Accra (‘09),Nairobi (’10) and Cairo (’11) MFA 2012 will present and spotlight the vibrant and endlessly creative individuals that have come to represent the spirit of ‘making’ throughout the continent.

These innovators, artists and tinkerers will be exhibiting a fusion of the informal and formal; ideas, inventions, hacks and designs both low-tech & high-tech. From cuisine to machines, come see their re-imagining of products, exploration of novel materials, and original solutions for some of the continent’s most important challenges and opportunities.

We are excited to be having this event in Africa’s most populous and vibrant city. A megapolis that pulses with the possibility and imagination that feeds the spirits of those who create. Maker Faire Africa 2012 will be a celebratory showcase of unhindered experimentation and curiosity. We look forward to seeing you this November.”

For more information on Maker Faire Africa visit the MFA2012 : Lagos event page for more details on how to participate.

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