Conference: Architecture for the people
On the 1st of december, IFRA-Nigeria in collaboration with the French embassy in Nigeria organised a Conference at the Alliance Française in Lagos titled "Architecture for the people: for an inclusive and rooted city". The main guest of the event was Demas Nwoko who talked about sustainability, African architecture and the vision he communicated in his work in a discussion with Dr Barbara Morovich, director of IFRA-Nigeria. The recording of the full event is available here.
A roundtable then took place. It gathered architects Tosin Oshinowo and Papa Omotayo, Dr Esther Thontteh, a researcher specialized in land management and Yinka Jones, spokesperson for the Lagos Urban Development Initiative. The different participants to the roundtable talked about the role of engagement, critical thinking, and collaboration within their work and in Demas Nwoko's heritage.