Facing Forward: Africa and Architectural Imaginary : Conference and talk with Demas Nwoko

Demas Nwoko is a major player in the history of Nigerian architecture. A guru of the “iconoclastic modernist movement” since the 1950s, he was heavily involved in this independance claim movement and in the affirmation of cultural nationalism. An architect, artist, sculptor/scenographer, entrepreneur and teacher, Nwoko advocates a synthesis of the arts to his pupils at the National College of Arts, Science and Technology in Zaria. A discussion with the young generation of architects from Africa will put Demas Nwoko’s thinking into perspective with the other protagonists of his day and question the legacy of his experimentations.

Guest of honor: Demas Nwoko
Scientific coordination: Smooth Nzewi

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