Conferences Lagos, Nigeria November 9, 2017 - November 12, 2017

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To identify how the world’s foremost design experts are using their skills to enhance human health and well-being, leaders from across industries will explore the 2017 IFI CONGRESS theme, World-Class Design in Regional Markets, from various regional and disciplinary perspectives. A morning session will be opened by IFI President 2015-17, Sebastiano Raneri, and will feature keynote speeches from world-renowned architects, artists and designers, including:

  • Sir David Adjaye Principal, Adjaye Associates
  • Mr. Kunlé Adeyemi Principal, NLÉ
  • Prof. Dr. Carol Becker Dean of Faculty and Professor of the Arts, Columbia University’s School of the Arts
  • Prof. Alfredo Brillembourg Co-Founder, Urban-Think Tank (U-TT); Co-Chair, Architecture & Urban Design, Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH)
  • Prof. Dr. Lou Yongqi Dean of the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University 

An afternoon session for the 2017 IFI CONGRESS will include keynote speeches and panel discussions with African Culture & Design Festival artists and curators: Ms. Ronke Ashaye(Curator of the National Museum in Lagos) and Ms. Bisi Silva (Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos; Curatorial Consultant, Bisi Silva Projects).

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