Farafina is proud to be associated with an upcoming design exhibition, Architectural Identities, opening at Whitespace on Friday February 11th.
Whitespace is a small boutique short term lettable space/venue for cultural and retail use. It is located at 58 Raymond Njoku St., Ikoyi, Lagos
More details on the exhibition below.
Why care about an exhibition on Nigerian architecture and design, when
there is the excitement and glamour of fashion shows, live music
performances, photography and art displays? Because design is at the
foundation of everything! Everything must be designed, even the very
spaces in which we live.
Every element of a city – its public spaces, parks, buildings and
streetscapes – needs design. Yet some argue that post-1970, one of the
problems in Lagos is that it lacks a coherent and authentic aesthetic,
much less functionality. The house you live in and the building in
which you work may (hopefully!) stand straight, but do they inspire
you? The streets on which you drive may (eventually!) lead you to your
destination, but what do they illuminate along the way about the
possibilities of our city? And where is the green in Lagos? Do we have
real open and public spaces? Is Nigerian traditional architecture
completely dead or can it be adapted and worked into a 21st-century
Architectural Identities: An Exhibition seeks to answer some of these
questions and prompt you to ask more.
It showcases the work of a young crop of architects and designers who
are looking to redefine the design landscape in Nigeria, with
intelligence and boldness.
The exhibition runs from Friday 11 – 18th February 2011
We look forward to seeing you there.
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