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|Lagos Architecture Festival (LAF), 2017, Lagos 8.0. by SeniorArchitect: 11:09am On May 14, 2017|
The Lagos Architecture Festival (LAF), 2017, dubbed the Lagos 8.0, An Architectural Autopoiesis, has come to a conclusion.
The 3 – Day event (Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th May) was as expected, educative and fun.
There is no better way to awaken an individual’s curiosity and resolve towards success than to have him in the midst and scholarship of really impactful professionals. This was a major take away for most participants at the Lagos 8.0.
Amongst the soul – lifting speakers at the event were the following revered professionals.
1. Arc. Tonye Oliver Braide, FNIA, President, Nigerian Institute of Architects.
2. Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of Kaduna
3. The Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos
4. Francoise Aramide Akinosho of FAA Designs (Paris, Lagos)
5. Professor (Mrs) Folasade Ogunsola. Professor of Medical Microbiology and a Consultant Clinical Microbiologist.
6. Christine Nakoka. Award winning Retail Design Strategist and co – owner of design firms Nakoka/Roberts, and J. T Nakoka Architects, Los Angeles.
7. The Commissioner for Works, Lagos State, who represented the Governor or the State.
The participation at the event, the organization and the exhibitions were all as inspiring as the lectures.
With the class of design exhibitions that graced this series from pace – setting architecture firms like Chronos Studeos, the Cmd+, the ACCL, the Studio Stone Designs, etc, getting awed was a constant for everyone throughout the event.
Speaking at the event, the NIA President, Arc, Tonye Oliver Braide, FNIA, reiterated that architecture is not just the act of drawing with pencil and paper, or designing. He lectured that architecture is what brings the whole process into existence. “There is architecture in every aspect of life”, he said.
He made participants understand that even the computers we use are products of architecture as a process, and that so also is everything else.
According to him, “we as architects have only decided to make a profession out of what has already been”.
Architecture Autopoiesis explains how architecture is related to every other aspect of life.
Also speaking at the event, Christine Nakoka explained how we as architects are part of the world. She stated that “we all have a role to play in making the world a better place”. She further advised that “we should not just live as architects but as humans who are part of making life better for one another”.
Bishop Mathew Kukah who spoke on the topic “The Son Of Man has nowhere to lay his Head”, wrapped his speech around the following sub – topics.
The architecture in governance and
The problem of homelessness as a result of the arrogance of the elite and the failure of architects in city planning.
Below are images from the Event.
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