Open City Lagos is a project developed by the Heinrich Boll Foundation Nigeria and Nsibidi Institute Lagos to explore perspectives and experiences of inclusion in Lagos and other cities across the globe.

They describe it as

“…a conversation enacted across Lagos and with other cities, with a focus on the day-to-day experiences, grassroots initiative, and new opportunities for development and inclusion.”

This year’s edition of the project will be exploring the theme, “Resilience”, and to help kick things off, the organisers are putting out a call for contributions. Artists, urbanists, writers, photographers, journalists, and architects are invited to send in abstracts describing their research projects or creative work in response to any one of the following project streams,

  • Understanding Resilience
  • The Future of African cities
  • Social Innovation & Adaptive Design
  • Planning & Governance

Submissions can be short videos, audio compilations, photoessays, articles or even drawings accompanied by a 300-word abstract that describes and details how your submission responds to the theme of Resilience.

The Deadline for submission is April 21st 2017. Selected pieces will be shortlisted for the Open City Lagos 2017 symposium and feature in an eventual publication.

You can find out more information about the project and how to participate here and from the poster below.

To keep tabs on the project, like the Facebook page, and follow Heinrich Boll Foundation and Nsibidi Institute. #OpenCityLagos