The Angelo Donghia Foundation Design Residency brings a renowned designer of the built environment to OCAD University whose work focuses on collaboratively working in global contexts by creating bridges between communities, inform urban areas, and focus on the education and development of a new generation of professionals, who will transform spaces, landscapes and cities in the 21st century.
In this, our inaugural year, OCAD U will host architect, designer and urban researcher Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ as the 2017-2018 Design Resident, who will act as a creative catalyst for the students participating in a Design Charrette that will take place on October 21-23, followed by a public lecture on October 23rd.
Kunlé Adeyemi: Water and the City
Lecture. Open to The public:
Monday, October 23
100 McCaul Street. Auditorium MCA190
*Details about the Design Charrette to be announced soon.
About Kunlé Adeyemi:
Kunlé Adeyemi is the founder/principal of NLÉ and Aga Khan Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
His notable works include ‘Makoko Floating School’, an innovative prototype floating structure located on the lagoon heart of Lagos, Nigeria. This acclaimed project is part of an extensive research project – ‘African Water Cities’ – being developed by NLÉ an architecture, design and urbanism practice founded by Adeyemi in 2010, focusing on developing cities and communities.
NLÉ recently launched MFS II – a new, improved iteration of Makoko Floating School at this year's La Biennale di Venezia, for which it was awarded the Silver Lion.
Other projects include Chicoco Radio Media Center – an amphibious community building in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, ROCK – Lakefront Kiosk in Chicago, USA, CDL Head Office in Lagos, Nigeria and Serpentine Summer House at the Royal Kensington Gardens in London, UK.