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[courtesy Africa Architecture Awards]

Kunlé Adeyemi talks about growing up in Nigeria and how it influenced the architect he is today. He argues that the reason for returning to practice in Nigeria is the opportunity for architecture in the wide gap he sees between current design practice in the Netherlands and the emerging practicing in countries like Nigeria. He highlights the resilience required to get practice in Nigeria and sees it as part of the challenge to keep pushing until an individual is successful.

GSA Boogertman and Partners International Lecture Series
Kunlé Adeyemi – a Nigerian architect, urbanist and creative researcher. Adeyemi is founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice, based in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. In conversation with Prof. Lesley Lokko, Head of the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg
11 August 2016, MOAD, Maboneng, Johannesburg

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