The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos, will on January 24, current the fourth edition of its month-to-month collection of talks ‘Point of View’(POV 4). It would maintain at Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The fourth edition, themed ‘Art as a Driver for Environmental Sustainability’ advocates for sustainable cities and communities by selling interdisciplinary collaborations between professionals throughout such numerous sectors as authorities, the humanities, science and know-how, to spotlight the numerous position of the visible arts in making certain coverage frameworks that handle local weather change.
A name to motion, POV Four will talk about the totally different features and the dimension of the phenomenon, subsequently conveying to the federal government, suggestions and inventive options to negate its affect. According to its thrust, this edition will even characteristic shows by artists on how they’ve adopted environmentally sustainable practices in conceptualising work from recycled waste, created wealth, raised consciousness and engaged native communities.
The programme is as scheduled beneath:
Making Our Futures: The Intersection of Tradition and the Surroundings by Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman, Lagos State City Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI)
Waste to Wealth: The Rising Marketplace for Recycled Artwork by Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago, Founder and Director, SMO Up to date Artwork
The Function of Schooling in Propelling Local weather Change: 5 Cowries Initiative, a Case Examine by Polly Alakija, Chairman, Lagos State Council for Arts and Tradition
Polly Alakija in Dialog with Lucy Latham, Coverage and Metropolis Programme Lead, Julie’s Bicycle, UK
How Can Analysis, Knowledge Gathering and Schooling Make a Distinction?
Sean Melbourne, Head of Local weather Change and Vitality, West Africa, British Excessive Fee Abuja; Prof OluwatoyinAdejonwo-Osho, School of Legislation, College of Lagos; Dr Andrew S. Nevin, Advisory Associate and Chief Economist, PwC West Africa
The panel will likely be moderated by Tunde Arogunmati, Principal Marketing consultant, Toff Assets Nigeria Ltd.
There will even be a show by 5 Cowries Arts Schooling Initiative on the night.This occasion is proudly supported by Jackson, Etti& Edu, Ventures Platform, BusinessDay, Join Nigeria The Sole Adventurer, WildflowerPR, Outsource IT Providers and Omenka.
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Web site: www.pointofview.ng
Registration hyperlink: https://pointofview.ng/pov-4-art-as-a-driver-for-environmental-sustainability/
Concerning the Audio system
Award-winning Nigerian environmentalist, Desmond Majekodunmi chairs the Lagos state City Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI). An authorized experimental extension farmer for IITA Ibadan, he owns and operates Majekodunmi Agricultural Initiatives, the only real agro forestry- primarily based conservation farm in Lagos, half of which is devoted to LUFASI park.
Majekodunmi presently serves on the governing council of the Nigerian conservation basis, the place he chairs the attention committee that assisted in introducing ecology to the Nigerian faculty curriculum, and in establishing a nationwide setting safety company and nationwide parks authority.
He’s a previous president and present trustee of legacy 1995 group – a historic and environmental curiosity organisation.
Desmond Majekodunmi additionally lectures regularly on ecological administration and local weather change. As well as, he’s an writer, script/songwriter and documentary filmmaker. His work features a German inexperienced get together fee to supply a movie on local weather change in Nigeria.
Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago is an artwork curator, photographer, poet and award-winning filmmaker. She is the founder and Director of SMO Up to date Artwork, which specialises in curating artwork exhibitions in non-traditional gallery areas.
Previous to establishing SMO, Mbanefo-Obiago lined for eight years, setting and improvement tasks in sub-Saharan Africa as a photograph journalist with WWF Worldwide, an environmental group. In 1998, she additionally based Lagos-based Speaking for Change (CFC), a medium for improvement social enterprise, which grew to become an essential content material supplier for native and worldwide tv stations. Her award-winning movies and radio programmes targeted on human rights, ladies’s empowerment, HIV and AIDS, environmental points, democracy and good governance, in addition to artwork for improvement.
Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s African Management Initiative for West Africa (ALIWA). She obtained a Bachelor’s diploma in schooling with a specialisation in English and German languages and literature from the College of Manitoba, in addition to a Grasp’s in telecommunications from Michigan State College.
Polly Alakija moved from the UK to Nigeria in 1989. She is now primarily based in Lagos from the place she runs her studio.
As a visible artist, she has exhibited in Nigeria, SA and UK. As an educator, Alakija has engaged communities at totally different ranges, from major well being care programmes to instructor coaching. Her studio designs and delivers community-driven programmes.
She is Chairperson of Lagos State Council for Artwork and Tradition and works as a cultural advisor in the private and non-private sectors on each technical technique and programming.
Polly Alakija is co-founder of the 5 Cowries Arts Initiative, which leverages the humanities to supply an inclusive path to schooling by enhancing educator capability for optimistic instructional and environmental outcomes.
In partnership with MOE+ Architects and A White House Artistic Company, Polly Alakija develops artistic city areas.
Professor Oluwatoyin Adejonwo-Osho
Professor OluwatoyinAdejonwo-Osho is a lecturer on the School of Legislation, College of Lagos the place she teaches environmental regulation and civil liberties and human rights. She has additionally taught EU and UK environmental regulation at each undergraduate and postgraduate ranges at universities in Scotland.
Professor Adejonwo-Osho’s experience covers worldwide environmental regulation, her expertise instantly associated to local weather change and sustainable improvement coverage. Her PhD thesis was on the Kyoto Protocol’s flexibility mechanisms – the Clear Improvement Mechanism (CDM).
Adejonwo-Osho is an accredited professional for The Local weather Change Media Partnership (CCMP), an organisation of the Worldwide Institute for Surroundings and Improvement (IIED), United Kingdom.
Andrew S. Nevin
Andrew S. Nevin holds a PhD in economics from Harvard College, an MA in philosophy and politics from Balliol Faculty, Oxford College the place he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Bachelors in laptop science and arithmetic from the College of Western Ontario, Canada.
Dr Nevin is an Advisory Associate and Chief Economist in PwC West Africa. He’s recognised as a number one international thinker on economics, technique, capital markets and investments.
Nevin performs a number of different key roles within the Nigerian private and non-private sectors, together with the Founding Director of the Africa Institute for Management and Public Administration; Member of the Advisory Board at Lagos Enterprise College; co-founder Binkabi, a blockchain-enabled buying and selling platform; and iKon, which focuses on photo voltaic know-how.
In 2011, he was named Technique Marketing consultant of the 12 months for 2010 by the Administration Consultants Affiliation within the UK.
Lucy Latham is the Coverage and Metropolis Programme Lead at UK- primarily based Julie’s Bicycle, the place she began out as an environmental sustainability coordinator in 2013.
Previous to Julie’s Bicycle, she served as a sustainability officer and scientific discipline officer within the forests of Honduras, and as an environmental schooling officer in Botswana.
Right now, she works with key cultural actors within the UK and internationally, delivering analysis, coaching, consultancy and advocating for the strategic integration of environmental and local weather motion inside the cultural economic system. Her work focuses on the position of tradition in driving city transformation, convening cultural and environmental stakeholders in cities, and supporting cultural coverage aligned to the Paris Settlement and Sustainable Improvement Objectives.
Lucy Latham holds a Bachelor of Science diploma in environmental science from Newcastle College and a Grasp of Science diploma in social and political principle from Birkbeck, College of London.
Sean Melbourne serves because the Head of Local weather Change and Vitality West Africa with the British Excessive Fee, Abuja. From 2016 until 2019, he was the British Excessive Fee’s Deputy Head of Mission (DHM) to Albania, previous to which he carried out because the DHM to Zambia for Three years, and Head of Political Part in Baghdad.
About Level of View (POV)
Initiated by The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos, ‘Point of View’(POV) is a month-to-month collection of talks interrogating the evolving position of the visible arts in addressing main points affecting Africa and the remaining of the world.
Launched on September 17, 2019, POV attracts from different artistic disciplines and such numerous sectors as authorities, science and know-how, to affect coverage by elevating consciousness, advocating for change and galvanizing motion. It goals to additional encourage assist and funding for visible artists by way of private and non-private sector partnership whereas making certain persevering with artists’ skilled improvement and empowerment.
POV 1: A Case for the Artist’s Resale Proper in Nigeria (September 17, 2019)
The primary edition of ‘Point of View’ titled ‘A Case for the Artist’s Resale Proper in Nigeria’ advocated for visuals artists benefitting from secondary and downstream gross sales of their works, very similar to novelists and musicians. Certainly, their revenue pales compared to these different creatives, primarily as a result of they don’t earn considerably from the copy and communications rights offered to different creators below copyright regulation.
The artist’s resale proper seeks to appropriate this anomaly by making certain artists obtain a small proportion of the re-sale worth of a piece. Though this proper is recognised within the Berne Conference for the Safety of Literary and Inventive Works (Article 14ter), which units minimal worldwide copyright requirements, it’s optionally available, with solely about 80 international locations in adherence.
POV 2: Elevating Capital In opposition to Excessive Worth Works of Artwork (October 17, 2019)
The second edition of ‘Point of View’ titled ‘Raising Capital Against High Value Works of Art’ was knowledgeable by mounting international curiosity on artwork from the continent and a gentle progress of the collectors’ base inside Africa and particularly in Nigeria. It sought to encourage the rising recognition of Nigerian artwork as a brand new different asset class whereas offering a deeper understanding of the appraising of artwork holdings for liquidation, and of utilizing artwork as collateral for lending transactions similar to financing enterprise expansions and investments or high-end purchases. It additionally aimed to assist the event of artwork funding merchandise, in addition to the diversification of funding portfolios with the combination of artwork.
POV 3: Museums, Tourism and City Improvement(November 22, 2019)
The third edition of Level of View titled Museums, Tourism and City Improvement addressed key points, tendencies and challenges in Nigeria’s tradition tourism sector. Main architects shared their insights on probably the most progressive building and design tendencies, utilizing accomplished, on-going and upcoming tasks as examples; museum specialists make clear bettering museum experiences, preservation and conservation actions, in addition to the challenges they face whereas authorities authorities spotlight funding alternatives and communicate on museum improvement and vacation spot advertising and marketing.
About The Ben Enwonwu Foundation
The Ben Enwonwu Foundation (BEF) was established in 2003 in honour of celebrated Nigerian artist, scholar, educator, artwork administrator and statesman, Professor Benedict ChukwukadibiaEnwonwu MBE, NNOM (1917-94).
Amongst many different accomplishments, Enwonwu was the primary Nigerian artist to realize worldwide recognition. Conferred in 1954 with the Member of the distinguished order of the British Empire, he stays the one Black artist to have been commissioned to sculpt Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. In Nigeria, Enwonwu was additionally the primary professor of artwork and first federal artwork adviser.
Broadly acclaimed as Africa’s pioneer modernist artist and one of the best on the planet, he’s credited with laying the philosophical foundations of up to date African artwork by fusing Western methods and conventions with indigenous traditions and aesthetics – his over sixty-year profession embracing a broad vary of socio-political and financial actions, philosophies and themes together with Pan Africanism, Negritude, id, the physique (the gaze), gender equality, spirituality and faith, peace and battle decision.
The Foundation goals to maintain and construct on his life’s work by way of a three-pronged method to:
Promote, foster, clarify, shield and provides status to, in Nigeria and globally, his creative, mental and political legacy by such acts because the publishing of a list raisonne in volumes, of his complete artistic output, and the managing, defending and administering of the intangible rights derived from his work and particular person.
Keep a various multi-disciplinary public programme of exhibitions, tasks, workshops, talks and lectures that:
Explores in a research-minded manner, Enwonwu’s oeuvre whereas rising the visibility and appreciation of artwork from the African continent; and brings collectively professionals throughout such numerous sectors as the humanities, authorities, science and know-how, to advocate for change, proffer options and affect coverage in addressing main points affecting Africa and the remaining of the world.
On-going initiatives on this regard are the ‘Ben Enwonwu Distinguished Lecture Series’ and ‘Point of View’ (POV), held in partnership with Alliance Francaise Lagos/ Mike Adenuga Centre. Each foster public understanding of the relevance of the visible arts to socio-economic development. Begun in 2004, the collection options nationwide and worldwide leaders, famend thinkers and key policymakers as audio system. Launched in 2019 as a month-to-month interdisciplinary talks platform, ‘ Point of View’, as well as, encourages artists’ skilled improvement whereas canvassing for public-private funding for the visible arts.
As half of its year-round instructional programme, BEF’s scholarship scheme advantages second-year college students of the best tertiary establishments in Nigeria. The Foundation additionally helps publications and analysis exploring the cultural and social context of Enwonwu’s artwork. Positioned together with the Foundation within the artist’s house, which lends to its historic and cultural significance, main gallery, Omenka, represents an distinctive choice of artists whose work in various media resonates strongly with the African continent and her associated diaspora.
Promote cross-cultural ties and change between established and rising artists, designers and curators, by way of worldwide residencies that nurture new types and concepts, construct networks and supply mentoring alternatives and potentialities for collaborative tasks.
The Ben Enwonwu Foundation has along with Alliance Francaise/ Mike Adenuga Centre, not too long ago instituted a world artists’ residency. Open to artists of African and French descent, it welcomes functions that have interaction the enterprise and dynamism of Lagos, in addition to the themes that preoccupied Ben Enwonwu, by way of a lot of his illustrious profession.