AAND is an initiative by three dynamic architects – Tosin Oshinowo, Seun Oduwole and Papa Omotayo- who seek to explore and promote the value of good design. It was birthed out of a desire to define a new narrative where architecture goes beyond mere building and function, to investigation of the social and psychological impact of architecture on our environment.
AAND aims to drive this initiative by informing society on the time tested role of architects as protectors of the built environment and visualisers of the future. AAND seeks to create dialogue and improve communication between professionals, students and the public on the importance of good design. Through workshops and exhibitions, AAND hopes to engage young architects and other professionals in promoting the group’s definition of African design contents.
[g1_quote author_name=”Tosin Oshinowo” author_description=”co-founder AAND,” author_description_format=”%link%” align=”none” size=”l” style=”simple” template=”03″]
‘We are a group of Architects who are aligned in terms of aesthetic language, urbanism, culture, product design and other topics of interest. We have come together to form AAND to bring and create awareness about the growth of creativity within the profession that is not fully being acknowledged in the wider public realm in Nigeria’.
[g1_quote author_name=”Seun Oduwole” author_description=”co-founder AAND,” author_description_format=”%link%” align=”none” size=”l” style=”simple” template=”03″] African Modernism is a vehicle to change our environment for the better, to improve life conditions, socially and economically, culturally and politically, to enhance equal opportunities for everyone through successful built work, open spaces and infrastructure’ [/g1_quote]