LACC Hosts Photography Exhibition tagged “Lagos: Ownership and Identities”

The Lagos African Cluster Centre (LACC), Africa Multiple, Cluster of Excellence, University of Lagos, Nigeria, is scheduled to host a Photography Exhibition, entitled “Lagos: Ownership and Identities”, from Monday, November 2, 2020 to Sunday, November 29, 2020.

The exhibition, which is designed to highlight the peculiarities in the identity of Lagos State, the nationally acclaimed Centre of Excellence of our country Nigeria, is coming at a crucial point in the Nigerian history. This exhibition will not only allow visitors cast their gazes on the structural history of the State but will also feature various intellectual debates as well as deconstruction of the multiple facets of identity tensions in Lagos State.

The exhibition and roundtable discussions will address the following questions:

  1. Who is a Lagosian?
  2. Where did they come from?
  3. What are their roles, rights and responsibilities?
  4. How can these rights be preserved and protected?

You are cordially invited to be a part of this meaningful conversation taking place at the University of Lagos. Below are schedules for the event:

Title: Lagos Ownership and Identities
Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Board Room, Faculty of Arts, University of Lagos

Opening Sessions
Roundtable on Historical Discourse on Origins, Identities and Colonial disruptions.
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: Authur Mbanefo Digital Research Centre (AMDRC), close to the Medical Centre, University of Lagos.

This session would feature a Keynote Speech by Prof. Enocent Msindo (Director, ACC, Rhodes University, South Africa), on the topic, “African Urbanisms: Histories, Trajectories and Challenges.”

Date: Tuesday, November 3 – Sunday, November 29, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
Venue: Gallery, Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS), J.P. Clark Building, University of Lagos.

Artists Roundtable
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Venue: IADS, J.P. Clark Building, University of Lagos.

Closing Session
Roundtable on Current Tensions: Indigenship, Citizenship and the Right to the City
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Board Room, Faculty of Arts, UNILAG

This session will feature a Speech by Dr. Taibat Lawanson, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, UNILAG, on the topic: “Who Owns the City? Reflections and Emerging Perspectives for Research and Engagement.”

Click the play button below to watch a brief introduction of the “Lagos: Ownership and Identities” Photography Exhibition.

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