The 3rd edition of the Night of Ideas in Nigeria – yearly event dedicated to the free circulation of ideas and knowledge – will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 6.30 PM at the Alliance
Française de Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre. The event, coordinated by the Institut français du Nigéria, will be reinforced in its digital dimension by a live broadcast on Facebook and YouTube.
Entitled NIGHT OF IDEAS: CIRCLES OF SOLIDARITY, the event will address the general theme “CLOSE(R)”, in the light of the new forms of solidarity that the crisis of our economic and social models calls for, in the wake of a pandemic that will leave us with a world that is as uncertain as ever.
The event will be divided into several salons, allowing the audience to wander through a variety of spaces, take part in workshops-conferences and enjoy cultural activities.
IMAGING OWORO – PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Launched at the beginning of January 2021 by the group of artists ENNOVATE DANCE HOUSE, the project titled IMAGING OWORO invited the inhabitants of Oworonshoki (Lagos, NIGERIA) to use photography as a tool to document their environment and build their own vision of their neighborhood. As part of the Night of Ideas, an exhibition of the works produced will be presented in the gallery of the Alliance Française de Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre. The exhibition will show with strength, bravery and talent how art and culture can be effective means for the (re)construction of individual and collective identities, for social cohesion and for the valorization of neighborhoods. Guided tours will be proposed to the public on January 28, 2021, from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition will be on display until February 14, 2021.
Taking place in a very particular health context, the 2021 edition of the Night of Ideas in Nigeria will be the opportunity to hear mainly local voices exploring the theme of new forms of solidarity in Nigeria. Three (3) workshops-conferences will be organized simultaneously, from 7 to 8 pm, in different spaces of the Alliance Française de Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre.
1# Empowering the population through community initiatives
2# Developing easy tools to fight gender-based violence
3# Using tech & innovation to bring people and lands closer together
Cultural Program Officer – Institut français du Nigéria
- 234 818 237 7049
Cultural Attachée – Embassy of France in Nigeria
- 234 905 278 8178
LIST OF SPEAKERS
Louis VERIN (FR): Founder of Mitsio Motu, a French start-up based in Nigeria which offers training workshops for underprivileged communities in Lagos.
Marvella ODILI (NG): Director of Save Our Needy, a civil society organization based in Lagos, which aims to fight extreme poverty.
Romain POIROT-LELLIG (FR): Founder of Kwik Delivery, an on-demand delivery platform focusing on the rich and diversified B2B and B2B2C market.
Ifeoluwa OGUNDIPE (NG): Founder of the Awa Bike initiative (mobile bike sharing application) which seeks to address mobility issues in Nigeria.
Tunji AZEEZ (NG): Senior lecturer in Drama, involved in the Informal Justice Court project, aimed at improving the judicial process of inmates (Kirikiri prison, Lagos) through mock trials.
A MAN’S WORLD – INTERACTIVE DANCE PERFORANCE
Created on the occasion of this program, an interactive choreographic piece will be presented to the public at the end of the workshop-conferences at 8 pm. Entitled A MAN’S WORLD, this 45-minute piece will revolve around a show blending dance and music. It will question the concepts of gender and male domination, expressing through movements the importance of a consensual and thoughtful closeness.
The performance is created and performed by the artists’ collective ENNOVATE DANCE HOUSE, directed by Hermes Chibueze ILEYE and Sunday OZEGBE, dancers, choreographers and activists.
ABOUT THE NIGHT OF IDEAS IN NIGERIA
Date: Thursday January 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Location: Alliance Française de Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre, 9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
Admission: Free – upon registration: NIGHT-OF-IDEAS-LAGOS-2021.EVENTBRITE.COM
ABOUT THE NIGHT OF IDEAS ALL AROUND THE WORLD
Initiated by INSTITUT FRANCAIS (Paris), the Night of Ideas is an annual event dedicated to the exchange of ideas between countries and cultures, disciplines and generations. In January 2021, more than 200 Nights of Ideas are expected internationally, from Finland to Peru, from Nigeria to Fiji, from Lebanon to Canada… This year, INSTITUT FRANCAIS (Paris) designed a unique global program (online and free access): 24 hours of live content from the 5 continents allowing local voices from around the world to explore the theme “CLOSE(R)”.
This program will also be broadcast on the Facebook page of the Institut français du Nigéria. People not resident in Lagos, or unable to attend the onsite event are invited to log on to our page and navigate between the Night of Ideas in Nigeria (live broadcast of the Lagos program) and the International Night of Ideas!
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