This Nigerian Artist Has Created His Own Idea Of Lagos By 2050

July 15, 2016
Lagos, with its 20 million people, is  slowly becoming one of the world’s biggest megacities and should therefore hold a place in the Sci-Fi world.

That’s what Brooklyn-based Nigerian artist, Olalekan Jeyifous, aimed to achieve with his creative photo series, Shanty Megastructures.

Using a series of 3D visuals, he created a realistic architectural view of Lagos in 2050, with massive tin towers spread across all the popular parts of the city.

According to him, the slums of Lagos are usually left out of developmental projects and are mostly targeted for demolition. By doing this, whatever development that happens in the state mostly favours the rich.

In Shanty Megastructures, he creates an idea where even the famous Makoko canal isn’t left out of the Sci-Fi age.

Although his idea isn’t perfect…

He however partnered with NLE Architects and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas to create a pollution-free and well-planned Lagos, in a previous project he called Uneven Growth.

More pictures from Olalekan’s project can be viewed here.
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