This year’s theme, Memories & the City: We undoubtedly live in a world of change. The dramatic changes of the modern city, its instability, temporariness, and fragmentation make us contemplate the past, the present, and the future.
‘Life is a continuous flow of experience; each act or moment is preceded by a previous experience and becomes the threshold for the experience to come.’ Bacon, 1967.
Most times, these changes are diverse and can change the way people live their lives. As the city and its citizens become more resilient to the changes, the richer the memories and the better the lessons to be learned. The dramatic changes of the modern city, its instability, temporariness, and fragmentation make us contemplate the past, the present, and the future.
Life perspectives are deeply rooted in time perspectives, and thus our society has dissected humanity and built for itself a mirror for its reflection through art, architecture, folklore, and literature.
The architecture reflects a society’s views in time and over time. Through architecture, we start to uncover and discover what has been, and through reflection, we can imagine futures – personal and communal.
Through time, our city changes in the most unexpected way. Our city itself is the collective memory of its people, and like memory, it is associated with objects and places.
Open House Lagos tour will spread across the city deliberately to showcase the depth of architectural expression, aesthetics, functionality, and memories that lies within the city structure.
To curb the spread of Covid 19, there will be few buildings to visit this year. These buildings are slated for walk-in access for you to enjoy.
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