The Angelo Donghia Foundation Design Residency - Charette Winners

In this our inaugural year of the Design Residency, we hosted an intensive 2.5 day charette, in which interdisciplinary teams respond to a given design challenge - WATER and THE CITY.

Faculty of Design Charette with Kunlé Adeyemi

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to Friday, October 27, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Angelo Donghia Foundation Design Residency Faculty of Design Charette with Kunlé Adeyemi

In this inaugural year of the Design Residency, OCAD U will host Nigerian architect, designer and urban researcher Kunlé Adeyemi of NLÉ as the 2017-2018 Design Resident. 

As the Design Resident, Kunlé Adeyemi has proposed a charette which will be inspired by the theme of WATER.

Come on Friday October 20, at 2:00pm in MCA 190 (Auditorium) for the launch and sign up for a weekend of working with Mr. Adeyemi!

The teams are eligible to win a grand prize of $5000. Other prizes will also be available for second and third place.


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. 


Faculty of Design Charette is open to all OCADU students.

Launch                      Friday, October 20, 2017, 2:00 pm, MCA190

Sign-Up                     Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm, MCA190

Exhibition Set-up     Sunday, October 22, 2017, 4:00-8:00pm, Great Hall

Judging                     Monday, October 23, 2017, 9:00-11:00am, Great Hall

Exhibition runs Monday, October 23, 2017 to Friday, October 27, 2017


Join OCAD U for a free lecture by Kunlé Adeyemi as part of the Angelo Donghia Foundation Design Residency
Monday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium (MCA 190), 100 McCaul Street. 
RSVP today!


Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Auditorium and Great Hall
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