Possibly the first manifestation of using a global event to develop urban infrastructure, FESTAC Village foreshows a common practice in today’s global sporting events such as the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup.


Its continual evolution, from an official festival space used primarily to house international visitor, to the home a vibrant artistic community and finally the centere of 419 activity in Lagos engages the complex play between culture, cities and people; between investment, construction, marketing and governance dynamics and improvisation, place-making, co-existence, being, and home.

National Theatre of Nigeria in Lagos Daniel Kötter and Constanze Fischbeck

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