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Contested Space, Contested Identity

In cities around the world, public space is an essential platform for voicing calls for change. Whether Madrid’s Puerta del Sol, Athens’s Syntagma Square, or Tahrir Square in Cairo, this space is the hippocampus of the nation: the first to experience unsettling tremors in the body politic.

Lagos Cit Nigeria - Uncle Naira's Blog

Lagos: Infrastructure and improvisation

A fascinating discussion from 2002, between Rem Koolhaas and Bregtje van der Haak on modern Lagos and Koolhaas’s research and impressions with the Harvard Project on the City on Lagos in Nigeria.