Unexpected Lessons #4 - Decolonizing Restitution
On Friday the 10th of February, 2023 attendees gathered at G.A.S Lagos, for Unexpected Lessons #04, an event organized by Dr. Mahret Ifeoma Kupka during her residency. The event, which was supported by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Nigeria, brought together a diverse panel of experts with backgrounds in art, culture, and collective organising, to discuss and share their insights on the timely issue of restitution.
Central to the event were two panel discussions whose panellists included art, culture and architecture historian Dr. Oluwatoyin Sogbesan, Editor-in-Chief of The Republic Wale Lawal, artist, filmmaker, and G.A.S. Fellow, Femi Johnson, freelance curator Olufisayo Bakare, The Treehouse curator in residence Tracian Meikle, design architect, researcher and G.A.S. alumni Sarafadeen Bello and Brenda Fashugba, Head of Arts and regional lead at the British Council in Nigeria.
The event featured performances by Ayomide Fasedu and Tolulope Ami-Williams, as well as screenings of films by Femi Johnson and Ariella Aïsha Azoulay.