African Mobilities – This is not a refugee camp exhibition, is coming back to Lagos after the Lagos exchange, a set of collaborative workshops held in 2017 as a part of the architecture exhibition in Munich.
The exhibition explores how architecture proffers solution to issues of migration and the circulation of people, ideas, resources and aesthetics – both physical and imaginary.
The exhibition will feature Mad Horse City, a collaboration led by New York-based architect cum artist, Olalekan Jeyifous and Lagos-based writer, Wale Lawal and birthed during the African Mobilities workshop series under the title of Lagos Exchange in 2017.
The exhibition examines the prospects of creative initiatives that emerge when a relational, multi-scalar and multi-sited approach is applied to exploded space-time,in which a lot of migration takes place in Africa.
Works exhibited serve as alternatives to the pre-conceived stereotypical ideas about African cities being overgrown, dysfunctional and pathological.One of such works is Jeyifous’ Shantytown Megastructure which depicts “how ‘slums’ are often perceived as eyesores to be pulled down but re-imagined a future for the city of Lagos where the dispossessed are given prominence through a heterotopian and ‘solar-punk’ vision that acknowledges the resilient practices of reuse and sustainability, as well as the highly self-organised nature of these communities.”
The project exhibited explores the interiority of the imagined communities in an interactive 360-degree virtual reality installation, graphic novella and 3 animated short films.
The African Mobilities – This is not a refugee camp, exhibition will hold from 12-26th October in Lagos.