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Lagos Wide and Close

An interactive journey into an exploding city.

Every hour, an estimated 52 people start new lives in Lagos. As the largest port and commercial center of Nigeria, it is home to approximately 16 million people whose very survival depends on improvisation, networking, and risk-taking.

In 2001, architect Rem Koolhaas and filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak went to Lagos to document one of fastest growing cities in Africa. Based on research by Koolhaas’ Harvard Project on the City, this interactive film presents an intense and chaotic engagement with a then hardly documented city, capturing multiple perspectives of a volatile moment in its evolution.

Project details

Year of development :2014
Created by:Bregtje van der Haak, Rem Koolhaas, Silke Wawro, Edgar Cleijne, Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting, Yaniv Wolf, Christiaan de Rooij, Gijs Kattenberg, Geert van de Wetering, Alexander Oey, Jasper Quispel, Bas Rath, Jeroen Goeijers, Rik Meier

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