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Africa Design Radio

Africa Design Radio

By Africa Design Radio
A podcast exploring the world of design and how it is shaping the future of Africa through in-depth conversations with thought leaders and notable professionals.
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The Heritage Series with Lani Adeoye

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The Heritage Series with Lani Adeoye
This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Design Week Lagos to commemorate “Nigeria at 60” through conversations with recognizable design practitioners that embody the country’s unique artistic and cultural legacy. In this episode, I chat with Lani Adeoye, an award-winning sculptural lighting and furniture designer, and design strategist. And is the founder of Studio Lani. In our conversation we talk about the collective challenges of furniture and sculptural lighting practitioners in Nigeria, what inspires her designs, cultural representation, and nurturing creativity in young designers.
34:20
October 6, 2020
Introducing: The Ńdébé script - Part 2
In conversation with Lotanna Igwe-Odunze, inventor of the Ńdébé script, a brand new system for writing the Igbo language inspired by the ancient Nsibidi script.
15:16
August 6, 2020
Introducing: The Ńdébé script - Part 1
In conversation with Lotanna Igwe-Odunze, inventor of the Ńdébé script, a brand new system for writing the Igbo language inspired by the ancient Nsibidi script.
32:09
August 6, 2020
Man and his musings
In conversation with James Inedu-George, Architect and Thinker, on his latest book: Interruptions – A Compendium of 16 Essays, published in collaboration with the Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos.
27:38
July 18, 2020
Poetry Compendium from the Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos
Enjoy this selection of contemporary poetry taken from the e-book - “Poetry Compendium 01” from the Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos.  The episode features poetry recitals in English; Igbo, Yoruba and Ibibio indigenous languages of Nigeria. Here's a list of the recitals in the listening order; Broken Record by Alhanislam - Tempest Treats by Razaq Ivori -  Weighed by James Inedu-George -  Crayfish by Anne Unyoaba Noah -  Quest by Alhanislam -  Hope-Full by Otor Mattew -  Same Sky by Donna Ogunnaike -  A bu m nwa nna m by Amarachi Attamah -  Jagunlabi by Jide Badmus -  Ufok k'oyommo by Iquo DianaAbasi -  Wole Wole Testing by Baba Oladeji -  Fanta-Sees by Elvis Odianose & Koku Konu -  6am by Adeyemo Desalu
19:24
July 7, 2020
Lagos: City of Water Architecture Competition
In conversation with the initiator of the Lagos: City of Water Architecture competition 2020 and founder of The Arc Eddy Eguavoen Foundation, a Non-government Organization that pushes for innovation in Nigerian Architecture through an annual design competition, setting up of design workshops and buildings for communities-in-need.
19:22
July 3, 2020
Part 3 - People-Centric Thoughts, Words, and Actions
This episode is presented in collaboration with The Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos, a non-profit group of creative’s that seek holistic solutions to urban challenges using design & clear thinking. This episode is Part Three in a 3-part series from the CIA, Lagos listening session 04. In this part, we opened the conversation to attendees of the session, allowing them to ask our guest questions and exchange ideas on the topic discussed. It features the contributions of Ola-dele Kuku, Papa Omotayo, Francisco Daregos, Kehinde Ukomadu, and Koku Konu.
34:35
June 18, 2020
Part 2 - People-Centric Thoughts, Words, and Actions
This episode is presented in collaboration with The Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos, a non-profit group of creative’s that seek holistic solutions to urban challenges using design & clear thinking. This episode is Part Two in a 3-part series from the CIA, Lagos listening session 04 and we spoke with Dr. Adun Okupe, the Executive Director of The Sahara Center, an NGO committed to advancing the socio-cultural dimensions of sustainable development in Nigeria. During our conversation, she highlights how she is improving the lives of Nigerians and strengthening civic engagement through social-cultural development. She spoke about the impact of globalization and how it can be used to export our cultural heritage.
29:43
June 12, 2020
Part 1 - People-Centric Thoughts, Words, and Actions
This episode is presented in collaboration with The Cultural Intellectual Association - Lagos, a non-profit group of creative’s that seek holistic solutions to urban challenges using design & clear thinking. This episode is Part One in a 3-part series from the CIA, Lagos listening session 04 and we spoke with Olamide Udoma-Ejorh, the Executive Director of the Lagos Urban Development Initiative, an NGO that advocates for a more inclusive, livable, and sustainable Lagos, through collaboration, research, and dialogue. Olamide's is engaged in bridging the gap between communities and their urban environment through innovative initiatives, and this episode is no departure, we spoke about the future of Lagos, exploring its largest natural resource (it's wetlands) and the role of government in urban development.
17:59
June 11, 2020
Safety doesn't happen by accident
In conversation with Ugochi Obidiegwu, a safety education advocate with a desire to groom a safety-conscious Africa through simplified content designed to suit the local context. 
34:05
May 28, 2020
Someone must fix this!
In conversation with Chuma Anagbado, a multidisciplinary designer and design activist with a passion for creating scalable and sustainable solutions through research and collaboration.
39:31
May 13, 2020
Capacity requires infrastructure
In conversation with Ayanda Carter, an Interior and Set Designer. A native of Mozambique, trained in South Africa and based in Nigeria; creating upmarket interior designs inspired by sensual and sophisticated African design.
33:02
April 19, 2020
Welcome to Africa Design Radio
Join your host - Chibueze Ewuzie, a design activist; as he explores the world of design and how it is shaping the future of Africa. The show delivers in-depth conversations about ideas, histories and research with leading professionals and thought leaders. The series explores architecture, art, music, industrial and graphic design, furniture, painting and craft, to mention a few. It provides a unique platform to raise awareness and appreciation for the significant role of design in solving Africa’s development challenges.
01:04
December 8, 2019