Foundation holds Point of View talk series January 24
The Ben Enwonwu Foundation is set to hold the fourth edition of its talk series, Point of View (POV 4), on January 24, 2020.
This edition advocates sustainable cities and communities by promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between professionals across such diverse sectors as government, the arts, science, and technology, as well as highlighting the significant role of the visual arts in ensuring policy frameworks that address climate change.
According to the foundation, the series brings together artists, curators, writers, thinkers, and policymakers to share their perspectives on the role of the visual arts in shaping society and also draw from other creative disciplines and experiences to take a broad perspective on the art terrain in Nigeria and Africa.
Point of View proffers an innovative format and approach that aims to encourage support and funding for the visual arts through public and private partnerships at the same time making sure that there is continuity in professional development and empowerment for practitioners.
Speakers at the event include Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman, Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI), who will be discussing, Making Our Futures: The Intersection of Culture and the Environment, Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago, Founder and Director, SMO Contemporary Art, presenting a paper on Waste to Wealth: The Growing Market for Recycled Art, Polly Alakija, and so many others.
It is expected that the different aspects and the dimension of the phenomenon, subsequently conveying to the government, recommendations, and creative solutions to negate its impact will be discussed.
In line with its thrust, this edition will also feature presentations by artists on how they have not only adopted environmentally sustainable practices in conceptualizing work from recycled waste but also created wealth, as well as raise awareness and engaged local communities.