Kunlé Adeyemi: Water and the City 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:45pm

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

7:30 pm

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. 


Kunlé Adeyemi, photo by Mark Horn

Public Action

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 4:00am to Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 4:00am

Interested in Publication?
Have a book you’d like to make?
Want to learn about screenprinting, risograph, publication design and bookmaking?
Care about dissemination of your voice and ideas?

... Take part in PUBLIC ACTION, a publications residency at the OCADU Student Gallery!

For the month of June, the gallery will be transformed into a publications studio, with access to a variety of reproduction processes including screenprinting, photocopying, and risograph, as well as perfect binding and hand book sewing. Together we will create works that advocate for political agency. Those works may include books, performances, posters, artist multiples, and more.

There are a number of ways you can take part!

Participate in a Thematic Residency. Make books during Open Studio. Eat and talk with us during Night School. Party at our Book Launch Dances.

The Student Gallery, in its precarity as a site of impending redevelopment, is an ideal space to consider questions of citizenship. Participants in Public Action will consider how the form of the publication, with its emphasis on voice and political strategy, is a unique form of civic and cultural engagement.

The Public Action Thematic Residency runs between June 4 and 27, Tuesdays through Thursdays 10am – 5pm (with flexible attendance requirements).

Public Action is facilitated by Shannon Gerard and Mary Tremonte. Invited artists include Paul Kjelland, Leila Pourtavaf, and Agata Mrozowski (June 4-14,) Anthea Black and Jennie Suddick (June 18-27).

Residency fees are Pay What You Can, $100 suggested.

Bring your own plans for small run publications of any kind and work in a facilitated environment with access to screenprinting, risograph, photocopying, design advice, perfect binding and bookmaking during the following hours:
Tuesday – Thursday, 2-5 PM
Friday 10-5 PM

Rates: $8 per hour or $100 per week (Sliding scale also available, inquire!)

Informal presentations from invited speakers are concurrent with potluck family-style dinners and robust conversation on issues relevant to Publication.

Let’s put the Action in Public Action by celebrating the social-political life of books, on the dance floor. Licensed events! With DJ Mary Mack and Special Friends! Fresh Publications available for swap and sale. June 14 and 27, 7-10 pm.

Shannon Gerard sgerard@faculty.ocadu.ca
PWYC, $100 Suggested
Student Gallery Week 1 schedule with event info