What would the city of Lagos look like in the Future?

What would the city of Lagos look like in the Future?

 

Shanty Mega-Structures: Constructing Architectural Realities of the Future Lagos


Lekan Jeyifo 
constructs architectural sculptures, installations and murals that convey social and political and economic issues throughout the globe. He is a Nigerian-born, brooklyn based artist and artist who after receiving a degree from architecture from Cornell University, designs creative architectural visuals.  His project Shanty Mega Structures is an artistic rendering of Lagos in the future.

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These images were shown at the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism as part of the Maker Maker exhibit.

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  1. NigerianArtCritic

    June 29, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I like good art, but this is not that. As an artist he is talented, but as a visionary/story-teller he is limited. It looks like he took present day Lagos with its current structures and poorly juxtaposed random musings of what future housing would be like with lots of squiggles and other random stuff around. So I do not come off as being destructively critical, he should understand that his art should tell a story, and that if he wants to envision a future then he should do so with looking at current trends and merge them with possible future trends. The amount of archaic vehicles on the roads with no modern futuristic vehicle is an example of this.

    In short, I did not see the future of Lagos here. I saw Neil Blomkamp’s aliens in District 9 living side by side with present day Lagosians. Looking forward to seeing an improved work from this artist who does have talent.

    • Aydah

      July 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      What she said.

  2. Kehinde

    June 30, 2016 at 3:08 am

    Ok, am impressed enough to say, lovely!!! Except that, common, give a little credit, Lagos will be far better than that. Lovely artwork though.

  3. Olorunfemi Adedeji

    June 30, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    This is awesome. I see an artist who is going to be very important in epic feature length production anywhere on the world. Great job!

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