(c) Icarus Films
LAGOS/KOOLHAAS (Netherlands, 2002, 55 min.)
Renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas moves around Nigeria’s capital, Lagos, over a period of two years, talking to people and familiarizing himself with the city in his attempt to understand the nature of rapid urbanization that is taking place in one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Koolhaas’s fascination with Lagos stems from the apparently unplanned nature of its growth and the ability of the city to cope with the influx of people without visible mechanisms to deal with the outcomes of growth. The film offers the chance to see Africa as a locus of dynamism and aspiration. Koolhaas wishes to celebrate a city that lacks a maker, a city that operates like an organism and can continue to grow exponentially without Western illusions of control. Directed by Bregtje van der Haak. Produced by Sylvia Baan for Peter van Huystee Film.
Introduced by Tom Goehner, Curator of Education, The Textile Museum.
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