Decolonizing the Campus

Symposium Program

Ife-Campus, Nigeria, Film Still from Zvi Efrat's film, photo: © Keren Kuenberg.


November 23, evening at Gallery 16/16

Address: 16 Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island 000010, Lagos, Nigeria

Presentation of bauhaus imaginista with Marion von Osten, Berlin and Zvi Efrat, Tel Aviv

November 24, 10 am – 6 pm at University of Lagos, Tayo Aderinokun Hall

10.30 Welcome by Goethe-Institut and University Lagos
Introduction by Marion von Osten, Curator bauhaus imaginista, Berlin

Panel 1 Art and Architecture Pedagogy after Nigeria’s Independence

10.45 Architecture education after Nigeria’s Independence
Prof. Joseph M. Igwe, Professor of Architectural History and Theory, University Lagos

11.15 The Zaria School – Conversation with the artist and master builder Demas Nwoko on art, design and architecture education after Nigeria’s Independence

11.45 Discussion moderated by Marion von Osten

Panel 2 Colonial Architecture Discourses and Practices

12.00 Tropical architecture / Building Skin
Prof. Hannah le Roux, Architect, Educator and Curator, The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

12.30 Colonial Architecture in Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Prof. Cordelia O. Osasona, Professor of History of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and pioneer Head of Architecture at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan

13.00 Discussion moderated by Dr. Regina Bittner, Head of Academy Department and Deputy Director of Bauhaus Dessau Foundation

13.15 Lunch break

Panel 3 Arieh Sharon and the post-independence campus of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

14.00 The Ile-Ife Campus and the Bauhaus architect Arieh Sharon
Presentation with film excerpts by Prof. Zvi Efrat, Architect and Architectural Historian, Tel Aviv

14.30 Nigerian Campus Design: A juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary architecture
Prof. Dr. Abimbola O. Asojo, Associate Dean for Research, Creative Scholarship and Engagement and Professor, Interior Design College of Design, University of Minnesota

15.00 Coffee break

15.30 The influence of Arieh Sharon on the other buildings in Obafemi Awolowo University Campus
Prof. Bayo Amole, Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

16.00 The Post-Independence Curriculum at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Prof. Dolapo Amole, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

16.30 Final discussion moderated by Zvi Efrat and Babatunde E. Jaiyeoba, Associate Professor/Reader, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife


Bayo Amole (Professor of Architecture at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife Nigeria), Dolapo Amole (Professor in the Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), Abimbola Asojo (Associate Dean for Research, Creative Scholarship and Engagement and a Professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Apparel at the College of Design, University of Minnesota), Regina Bittner (Head of the Academy of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation), Zvi Efrat (Architect and Architectural Historian, partner at Efrat-Kowalsky Architects (EKA) and former Head of the Department of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem), Joseph M. Igwe (Professor of Architectural History and Theory), E. B. Jaiyeoba (Associate Professor/ Reader and former Head of Department in the Department of Architecture, Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile- Ife), Demas Nwoko (artist, protean designer and architect), Cordelia Osasona (Professor of History of Architecture at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife), Marion von Osten (curator and artistic director of bauhaus imaginista), and Hannah le Roux (South-African architect, educator and curator).

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