Kunlé Adeyemi will present the work of his world-renowned practice, NLÉ, including his Mokoko Floating School in Lagos, and his collaboration with students and faculty at the School of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on the Lakefront Kiosk project.
Biography of Speaker/Presenter:
Kunlé Adeyemi is a Nigerian architect working in Lagos and Amsterdam whose work is well known for its sensitive solutions to the challenges of rapid environmental change. With a focus on the relationship of the city to the water, Adeyemi’s practice, NLÉ, has won world-wide recognition for the Makoko Floating School, an innovative community resource in a lagoon at the center of Nigeria’s largest city. In 2014 his research on urbanism was included in the exhibition Uneven Growth at the Museum of Modern Art. In Summer of 2015 Adeyemi led a studio in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennale, to prototype the design of a kiosk on the Chicago lakeshore.
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