Talk / Lecture
More Aphrike #6: »Shifting Spaces«
M.Bassy, Hamburg, Germany16 Dec 2017
The event series »More Aphrike« invites contemporary African and African-inspired artists and creatives to Hamburg to celebrate cultural encounters and exchange in design, visual arts, fashion and music. The sixth part entitled »Shifting Spaces« focuses on urban development and megacities on the African continent and takes place on the 16th of December.
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 M.Bassy wants to take a visual-acoustic-intellectual dive into the cities Accra and Lagos.
About the artists
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. 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. 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
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