Afrofuturistische Architektur von Olalekan Jeyifous

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Großartige Arbeiten von Olalekan Jeyifous (Behance) aus Brooklyn. Gleichermaßen beeinflusst von afrikanischer Science-Fiction und Architektur, man erkennt aber auch ganz klare Spuren von Graffiti (circa Futura 2000) und natürlich The Rammellzee.

Das Bild oben stammt aus seiner futuristischen Neukonzeption des nigerianischen Stadt-Molochs Lagos, in der sich die Shanty-Towns zu vertikalen Mega-Strukturen hochgeschraubt haben:

shantThese images juxtapose sites of privileged and much coveted real-estate throughout Lagos, Nigeria with colossal vertical settlements representing marginalized and impoverished communities.

It's a visual conversation on how slums are frequently viewed as unsightly eyesores to be bull-dozed, leaving their inhabitants completely displaced. This is a standard practice that occurs from Chicago to Rio de Janiero, and throughout the world.

So in this instance the dispossessed are given prominence and visibility albeit through a somewhat Dystopian vision that speaks to the fact that these communities often suffer from a lack of appropriate sanitation, electricity, medical services, and modern communications.

Unbedingt sein komplettes Portfolio durchklicken, weitere Favs: Political Impermanence of Place, Architecture of Abandoned Housing und Deconstructure. (via Citylab)

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