100 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario

TSA Spring 2006 Film and Video Series
Glass Room, Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen's Park, Toronto
Friday May 5, 7:30pm
Into Africa
Quest For Better Living (Nigeria) d. anon. (1975, 18', col, English)
Lagos/Koolhaas d. Bregtje van der Haak (2003, 55', video, col, Nigerian, Dutch, English with English subtitles)

For the past four years Koolhaas and students from The Harvard Project on the City have come to Lagos regularly to research the type of urban environment that is produced by explosive population growth. The Project on the City is framed by two concepts: academia's bewilderment with new forms of accelerated urbanization in developing regions and the maelstrom of redevelopment in existing urban areas; and, second, the failure of the design professions to adequately cope with these changes.

Added by cwhardwi on March 31, 2006