A film center and a life garden: a cultural, environmental and architectural project to see and narrate a new Africa
Maisha is a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers, founded by acclaimed director Mira Nair.
Maisha Film Garden is cultural, environmental and architectural project to see and narrate a new Africa. It is intended to sum up life in cinema and architecture.
The new headquarters of the Film Lab is conceived as a film sequence inspired by the evolution of life (Maisha means “life in Kiswahili). Overlooking Lake Victoria, it is designed as a series of open classrooms in a natural setting to foster discussion, learning and contemplation.
The headquarters is a building made entirely of bricks and has a theater/terrace overlooking the landscape. It is the first and last stage on the living path. Symbolically, it represents the beginning and end of the human life.