The street names in Nairobi are mostly named after the heroes of independence, as a way of remembering them. But when people have forgotten who the person behind the name is, how does it function commemoratively? In a way the important person becomes reduced to a street name, rather than an important figure in history.
This work opens up a space for contemporary commemoration.
The invite for the sketches exhibition featured different street names, with the name blanked out and titled 'The street presently known as …..'. A text asked people to fill in the blank with a person they felt deserved to be remembered. The invites were collected during the duration of the exhibition and displayed within the context of the show.