Document Type

Article

Date

2010

Embargo Period

8-18-2017

Keywords

Lagos, Nigeria, architecture, Koolhaas, urban dynamics

Language

English

Disciplines

Other Architecture

Description/Abstract

This article appears in TDSR volume XXI, II, 2010.

The abstract below is from the article:

This article seeks to evaluate Rem Koolhaas’s investigations of the sub-Saharan megapolis of Lagos, Nigeria. The literature on Lagos produced by Koolhaas and the Harvard Project on the City has been both lauded and criticized by several sources. Less attention, however, has been paid to two documentary films chronicling their Lagos “research studio.” The central component of this article is a close reading of these two films. It concludes that the research studio is a potentially effective method for learning about cities, though what Koolhaas produces is a seductive but ultimately myopic account of Lagos’s urban dynamics.

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No embargo on this publication. The Publisher of TDSR is IASTE.

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