About The Speaker
Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect, designer, and development researcher. He is the founder/principal of NLÉ - an international architecture, design, and urbanism practice founded by Kunlé in 2010, with focus on developing cities and communities. His notable works include ‘Makoko Floating School’, an innovative prototype floating structure once located in the lagoon heart of Lagos, Nigeria. This acclaimed project is part of an extensive research project – ‘African Water Cities’ – being developed by NLÉ. In 2016 NLÉ launched MFS II – a new, improved iteration of Makoko Floating School at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, and was awarded the Silver Lion Prize and in 2018, MFS III – Minne Floating School in Bruges, Belgium. Other projects include A Prelude to The Shed, New York, and the Serpentine Summer House at the Royal Kensington Gardens in London, UK.