Lagos is a vast city of 21 million people and counting with new regions rising out of the sand everyday. In this midst creative spaces have become beacons helping to build a sense of place and identity attracting ever more creative activity around them. They are incubators of knowledge and cool places to hang out helping to nurture cultural development and new practices that challenge and advance the way we think and live.
The emergence of creative spaces across Lagos are gathering pace at a rate that is surely set to transform not just the creative economy but the wider economy and society with it. CreativeLagos.com is mapping the important and emerging creative spaces in Lagos, and charting their impact on cultural development and in the process documenting how creativity is helping shape this rapidly expanding city.
CreativeLagos.com seeks your engagement asking three key questions, how has your creative activity impacted cultural development in Lagos?; what are the greatest challenges to the development of your creative activity in Lagos? and what are the greatest opportunities for your creative organisation? The website is a visual network of people, places and platforms with a live dynamic social media feed of what is happening creatively in Lagos as well as an open source digital magazine to be published later in the year highlighting Lagos, not just one as of the greatest cultural producers in Nigeria, but as an artistic forerunner in West Africa and across the continent.
Please fill in your details to place yourself on the map and tell us how your work is a part of the creative transformation of Lagos and use #CreativeLagos to engage with the dynamic feed. To be included in the digital magazine please send us no more than 5 images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CreativeLagos.com is in affiliation with the British Council's UK / Nigeria Season and has been developed by Pidgin Perfect alongside the designer Andy Young who previously worked in Lagos helping to deliver Culture Shift.