In our final event for the year 2023, G.A.S. Lagos was pleased to host 7 Speakers 7 Minutes, a dynamic lecture series exploring new directions in Nigerian design. Initiated by Chuka Ihonor of 9h Design Talk, in partnership with Open House Lagos, seven acclaimed figures from architecture, product design, art, and art history each took the stage for a lightning-fast, seven-minute talk.
The evening opened up with Lani Adeoye of Studio Lani, who shared highlights from her design portfolio, highlighting how indigenous design staples have played a central role in her processes, followed up by Stefanie Adisa who shared visionary urban landscapes, highlighting silhouettes and materiality across designs. Charlotte Langhorst's lecture came from the intimate perspective of the end-user of a dynamic piece of architecture. Each speaker, in their own distinct voice, showcased a facet of the city's vibrant design DNA: a fusion of tradition and innovation, a deep connection to community, and a bold spirit pushing boundaries.