Following the success of three editions in 2019, The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with Alliance Française Lagos announces the fourth presentation of Point of View talk series at the Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi. The program is scheduled for January 24, 2020.
At this edition, themed Art as a Driver for Environmental Sustainability, presentations and panel discussions will advocate for sustainable cities and communities by promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between professionals across diverse sectors such as government, the arts, science and technology, to highlight the significant role of the visual arts in ensuring policy frameworks that address climate change. There will be presentations by artists on how they have adopted environmentally sustainable practices in conceptualising work from waste, created monetary resources from these practices, and raised awareness within local communities. The organisers hope to subsequently convey to the government recommendations and creative solutions to negate the impact of climate issues locally.
Lead speakers and panelists at the program are Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative, Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago, Founder and Director, SMO Contemporary Art, Polly Alakija, Chairman, Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture, Dr. Andrew Nevin, Advisory Partner and Chief Economist, PwC West Africa, Prof. Toyin Adejonwo-Osho, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Lucy Latham, Policy and City Programme Lead, Julie’s Bicycle and Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy, West Africa, British High Commission, Abuja.
There will be a display by Five Cowries Arts Initiative led by Polly Alakija at this edition of Point of View.