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Friday, March 9

Lagos/Koolhaas (2003, 55 minutes)

Film Screening
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Starr-Axinn Center, Room 232

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Harvard University, Rem Koolhaas conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating changing urban conditions around the world. This documentary film follows Koolhaas and his students over a two-year period in visits to Lagos, Nigeria, a city predicted to have 24 million residents by 2020. Considering Lagos a case study in an urban environment produced by explosive population growth, with the attendant problems of traffic congestion, water supply, and available electricity, Koolhaas believes that “Lagos is not catching up with us” in the developed world. Rather, he predicts, “we may be catching up with Lagos” in the not too distant future. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis.