About Animate Old Lagos
ANIMATE OLD LAGOS IS A BUILDING PRESERVATION /CULTURAL INTERVENTION PROJECT THROUGH THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS aimed at reviving and transforming select buildings across Lagos Island into temporary cultural hubs through structured art and cultural events. The intervention will take place at select historical buildings in Lagos Island along the Marina, Broad Street, Massey Street, Catholic Mission and environs, while generating critical discourse around the arts, architecture,urban planning and policy making exploring the role of archiving and preservation of legacies in urban city planning,
The project seeks to;
engage the decolonization discourse using scheduled community based projects through the visual/ performing arts as a post-occupancy strategy for abandoned colonial structures;
provide a platform for established artists to engage with up and coming artists in communities around these selected buildings including the general public in art engagement
generate publications, documentaries and other content to create awareness about the city of Lagos pre & post independence
generate renewed interest in building preservation and tourism on this section of the city.
The Art Exchange