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In Conversation: Professor Paul Goodwin, Resolve Collective and Yinka Ilori

In Conversation: Professor Paul Goodwin, Resolve Collective and Yinka Ilori

The recent health pandemic and resulting economic crisis have revealed deep socio-economic inequalities. Architects Akil Scafe-Smith and Gameli Ladzekpo from Resolve Collective and interdisciplinary designer Yinka Ilori discuss collaboration, social engagement and creating inclusive public realm spaces.

Resolve and Ilori discuss how recent events may shape design practices in the future. This is event is chaired by curator and urbanist, Professor Paul Goodwin.

About Resolve Collective:

RESOLVE is an interdisciplinary design collective that combines architecture, engineering, technology and art to address social challenges. For them, ‘design’ encompasses both physical and systemic intervention, looking at innovative ways of working with communities as ‘stakeholders’ in the short and long-term management of projects.

RESOLVE is currently made up of Gameli Ladzekpo (GL), Akil Scafe-Smith (AS) and Seth Scafe-Smith (SS).

About Yinka Ilori:

Yinka Ilori is a London based multidisciplinary artist of a British-Nigerian heritage, who specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design. He began his practice in 2011 up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and West African fabrics that surrounded him as a child.

About Paul Goodwin:

Paul Goodwin is an independent curator, urban theorist and researcher based in London. His curatorial, research and writing projects extend across the interdisciplinary fields of contemporary art and urbanism with a particular focus on black and diaspora artists and visual cultures. At the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths, University of London, between 2006 and 2010 he directed Re-visioning Black Urbanism, an interdisciplinary research project exploring the multiple modalities of blackness and urbanism in cities such as London, Lisbon and Paris.

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