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Lagos/Koolhaas (2003)
Lagos/Koolhaas (2003)
Lagos/Koolhaas (2003)

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Created: 6th Jun 2007
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Bregtje van der Haak

Lagos/Koolhaas (2003)

2003. 55minutes. Written and Directed by Bregtje van der Haak

Rem Koolhaas and students from The Harvard Project on the City have come to Lagos regularly to research the type of urban environment that is produced by explosive population growth. LAGOS / KOOLHAAS follows Koolhaas during his research in Lagos over a period of two years as he wanders through the city, talking with people and recognizing the problems with water, electricity and traffic. But instead of judging the city to be doomed, he is able to interpret this 'culture of congestion' positively, thereby creating a completely new concept of the big city.

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