Lagos will host an international seminar that debates architecture and heritage

Event is open and no registration is required

The city of Lagos will host, from the 20th to the 22nd of October, the international seminar “Lagos: Southern and Mediterranean city(ies) in the post covid times”, which will discuss architecture and heritage. 

Organized by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, within the context of the Invisible City project, the event has the support of the municipality of Lacobrigense, CIAUD – Center for Research in Architecture, Urbanism and Design and FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology.

The municipality's support for the event stems from the technical-scientific collaboration protocol signed between the municipality and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon, which has stimulated the development of studies and research projects at the university level and the production of documentation on conservation and enhancement of local architectural heritage.

This partnership, signed in 2021, resulted in the production of academic work carried out by students in the context of the city of Lagos, some of which will be presented during the seminar, more specifically in the panel “Utopian Visions for Lagos”, which will open the second day of work .

According to the municipality, during the period the protocol was in force, the municipality developed several
projects for the historic center of Lagos, so the scope of presentations and debates will be extended to other stakeholders.

The Chamber of Lagos also reinforces the holding of the panel “Recent Design and Build Projects for Lagos”, which will address topics such as strategies for the historic center of Lagos, the wall rehabilitation project and the requalification of public spaces in the historic center of the city .

Interventions on the theme “Tourism and Gentrification” and the presentation of projects from other cities in the Mediterranean basin complete the program of these three days of work.

The seminar is international in scope, meaning that the official language of most of the work will be English.

The event is, however, open to the participation of all interested parties, with the only limit being the capacity of the room, and prior registration is not required.

The complete program can be consulted here