Impact Hub Rwanda
Plot 34 KN 41 St. Kiyovu
Our Portal in Rwanda is located at Impact Hub in downtown Kigali and run by Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga (“To Create, To See, To Learn”), a public arts social enterprise using street-arts and art-actions to involve civil society in positive social change. In particular, the organization creates large-scale public artworks, many of which seek to reduce the stigma against HIV-positive individuals. Impact Hub Kigali, which also hosts the Portal, is a co-working space nurturing grassroots ventures aiming to have a sustainable impact on their communities
Impact Hub Kigali connects like-minded drivers of positive change through office space, events, and a membership platform, providing an affordable and stimulating space of professional encouragement, collaboration, and connection. Impact Hubs around the world, exist to promote the success of grassroots ventures aiming to have a sustainable impact on their communities.
Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga, Rwanda’s preeminent public-art social enterprise, has been creating innovative and engaging creative public works of art throughout the country from 2013. The Kurema team aims to expand the concept of what and where art is, and who makes and accesses art, by putting color and creativity into communities and into every day life.
Shining brightly on the Aspen Institute campus this week is a portal to another space. It’s a project of Shared Studios LLC. It’s a temporary set up, mirroring the gold-painted shipping containers placed in public areas all over the world that provide audio and video connection to other portals. Or, more accurately, provide human connection.
As you swing open the heavy door at one end of the container, you’re in New Haven. But once you step inside, you’re whisked to another part of the world — a Syrian refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq, for instance, or a university in Herat, Afghanistan