This architecture exhibition deconstructs the traditional Police Station in Nigeria from an autocratic building into a leftist social infrastructure that allows symbiotic relationship between People and Police. Triggered by political events, the building is named after human rights campaigner and musician, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and hosts protests, concerts, fora and fitness walks. Because of the social infrastructure that it is, Fela Memorial becomes a vehicle to transform the nodal Obalende, Lagos into a smart, accessible district.
The Exhibition Story:
Fela would have been 100 on October 15 2038 and the government of the day is plotting to borrow from his huge cultural capital to win the 2039 general elections. Seeing the success of turning Her Majesty's Prison into Freedom Park, they commission Fela Memorial Force HQ to replace the autocratic Kam Selem Force HQ standing in Obalende. The relationship between the Police and the People has reached an all-time low and the government has this final chance before 2039 to clear a huge trust deficit between the State and the Nation.
We invite you to this exhibition of utopia in images!
4th March 2016 1700 - 2200 Hours (GMT + 1)
Opening Night : Talk : Dapo Akintunde MA RCA - Nigeria by Design
5th March 2016 1000 - 2200 Hours (GMT + 1)
6th March 2016 1700 - 2200 Hours (GMT + 1)
Closing Night : Lecture : Femi Falana SAN - Towards a leftist Police Force
7th March 2016 1000 - 2200 Hours (GMT + 1)
In case you missed the Exhibition
TitleFela Memorial Force HQ: The Architecture of a Leftist Police Force
FromMarch 04, 2016 05:00 PM
UntilMarch 07, 2016 05:00 PM
VenueKongi's Harvest Gallery, Freedom Park