Point of View 4: Art as a Driver for Environmental Sustainability

Point of View 4: Art as a Driver for Environmental Sustainability
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The Ben Enwonwu Foundation in collaboration with the Society of Nigerian Artists and supported by Alliance Française /Mike Adenuga Centre Lagos, will on January 24, present the fourth edition of its monthly series of talks ‘Point of View’(POV). It will hold at Alliance Française/Mike Adenuga Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The fourth edition, POV 4, themed ‘Art as a Driver for Environmental Sustainability’ advocates for sustainable cities and communities by promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between professionals across such diverse sectors as government, the arts, science and technology, to highlight the significant role of the visual arts in ensuring policy frameworks that address climate change.

A call to action, POV 4 will discuss the different aspects and the dimension of the phenomenon, subsequently conveying to the government, recommendations and creative solutions to negate its impact. In line with its thrust, this edition will also feature presentations by artists on how they have adopted environmentally sustainable practices in conceptualising work from recycled waste, created wealth, raised awareness and engaged local communities.

Presentations
Making Our Futures: The Intersection of Culture and the Environment by Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman, Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI)

Waste to Wealth: The Growing Market for by Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago, Founder and Director, SMO Contemporary Art

The Role of Education in Propelling Climate Change: Five Cowries Initiative, a Case Study by Polly Alakija, Chairman, Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture

Polly Alakija in Conversation with Lucy Latham, Policy and City Programme Lead, Julie’s Bicycle, UK

Panel Discussion
How Can Research, Data Gathering and Education Make a Difference?
Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja; Prof Oluwatoyin Adejonwo-Osho, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos; Dr Andrew S. Nevin, Advisory Partner and Chief Economist, PwC West Africa

The panel will be moderated by Tunde Arogunmati, Principal Consultant, Toff Resources Nigeria Ltd

There will also be a display by Five Cowries Arts Education Initiative on the evening.

This event is proudly supported by Jackson, Etti & Edu, Ventures Platform, BusinessDay, Connect Nigeria, The Sole Adventurer, WildflowerPR, Outsource IT Services and Omenka.

 

For more information, please visit pointofview.ng

 


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