Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture Public Guest Speaker Series
7.05 Kunlé Adeyemi_NLÉ (Amsterdam/Lagos)
NLÉ is led by Kunlé Adeyemi, an architect, designer and urbanist. His recent work includes “Makoko Floating School”, an innovative, prototype, floating structure located on the lagoon heart of Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. This acclaimed project is part of an extensive research project – “African Water Cities”. NLÉ is currently developing a number of urban, research and architectural projects in Africa; one of which is Chicoco Radio Media Center; the amphibious building in Delta city of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Kunlé Adeyemi is 2014 Baird Distinguished Visiting Critic of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, teaching and researching “Water & The City”. Previously he was the 2011 Callison Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of the University of Washington, teaching and researching “The Modern City in the Age of Globalization” in Chandigarh – India’s first planned modern city. His main area of academic interest is in developing cities of the global south.