In the lead-up to the second edition of the Sharjah Architecture Triennial, curated by Lagos-based architect Tosin Oshinowo, SAT hosted Scarcity vs Abundance: Adaptability as a Creative Resource in Architecture and Design - the next event in its public programming for the second edition opening in 2023. Held at G.A.S. Lagos on 27th October, the full-day symposium explored the themes of impermanence and adaptability in architecture from the Global South, examining how the city of Lagos itself inspired this focus.
It began with an introductory conversation between journalist Lola Ogunnaike and Tosin Oshinowo addressing the goals of the Triennial in shedding light on architectural practice and tradition from the region. The symposium then continued with panel discussions featuring practitioners, Ade Shokunbi, Taibat Lawanson, Mpho Matsipa and Rahina Garba, Lagosian cultural innovators, Ndidi Dike, Michael Elégbèdé and Reni Folawiyo, and other members of the SAT Curatorial Advisory Board, including director of The World Around, Beatrice Galilee, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and SAT President, Hoor Al Qasimi. If you were unable to attend the event or if you'd like to revisit some of the talks that took place you can view them below.
About Sharjah Architecture Triennial
Founded in 2018, Sharjah Architecture Triennial (SAT) is a platform for architecture and urbanism in a region that extends from West Asia to South Asia and the African continent. Physically anchored in Sharjah and the United Arab Emirates, SAT aims to engage diverse audiences and stakeholders in a collective conversation on architecture at the neighbourhood, city, and regional levels. Institutional research and programming support on-going critical reflection through exhibitions, publications, and public programmes in tandem with its international editions. SAT is committed to pursuing a multi-disciplinary approach that fosters an understanding of the broader role of architecture, including its relation to social and environmental issues.