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This proposal focuses on the community by integrating specific uses that would enhance and engage the government of Lagos to act on a positive note in the intervention of Makoko.
Makoko V2 aims to provide the people of Makoko with a sense of pride and validity that the government has denied them. Our approach to handle the needs of the community, more specifically the medical, nutritional, and sustainable needs as well as the enhancement of the public spaces, is to create an interconnected community that generates opportunities for better health through a centralized connection of buildings that floats above the water ways of the community of Makoko.
This collection of resources is by no means exhaustive, but we hope it is a place for sharing knowledge to better equip those working in the design related fields to address issues of systemic racism in our professional culture and through our work. We can and must do better. These are just a few places where we can start."
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Layers of Design Creative studio is a multidisciplinary studio that is focused on global community development and enrichment through design and architecture. We are passionate about design and designers that create an impact in society through their work...."
"Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Ebehi Ijewere always had an innate passion for design, color, materials, and crafts. After graduation, Ebehi found that there was no space where she could listen to experiences from designers of color so she started a design podcast, Layers of Design. She also uses her platform to amplify the voices of African architects as well as participate in meaningful design competitions that look to solve social and humanitarian problems through architecture."
To me, being a black designer and soon to be architect feels like a privilege. I see so much opportunity in the field of design and architecture as a black female designer to grow, learn, and most importantly give my unique insight to problem solving and space creating. I do feel that I have more responsibility because although our profession is more diverse, there is still a lot of work to be done in the areas of inclusivity....