16.12.2017 – More Aphrike #6 with Victoria Okoye (Sheffield/Accra), Logo Oluwamuyiwa Adeyemi (Lagos) and Emeka Ogboh (Lagos)
Nowhere else in the world cities will grow faster in the next decades than on the African continent. According to the UN in 2050 they will be housing one billion people in total. Today there are living 500 million inhabitants. How can these new megacities be planned in the right way? How will daily life change for the people there? Together with the urbanist Victoria Okoye, photographer Logo Oluwamuyiwa Adeyemi and via soundscapes of the artist Emeka Ogboh we want to take a visual-acoustic-intellectual dive into the cities Accra and Lagos.
About Logo Oluwamuyiwa Adeyemi
Logo Oluwamuyiwa Adeyemi is a photographer and filmmaker from Lagos. He is author of the acclaimed digital archive Monochrome Lagos. His works were exhibited in the Palais des Beaux-Artes in Brussels and at Future Assembly in London.
About Victoria Okoye
Victoria Okoye is a city planner, urbanist and a researcher for urban development living and working in Sheffield and Accra. Her blog African Urbanism is an international platform examining and illustrating the development of West-African cities.
About Emeka Ogboh
Emeka Ogboh is an artist reflecting in some of his video and accoustic works the life of his native town Lagos. Among many other exhibitions his work has been displayed in 2015 at the Biennale in Venice and at the Documenta 14 this year. Right now the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden is showing his work.
16.12.2017, 19.00 Exhibition and Talk
Exhibition: 18.12- 22.12.2016
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The event series »More Aphrike« is funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, designed to encourage artistic cooperation between Germany and the African continent.