Lecture with Olalekan Jeyifous - Speculative Futures: Immanence and Imminence

February 25, 2020

Please join us on Tuesday, February 25 at 11:30AM in Hastings Hall for a lunchtime lecture with Brooklyn-based artist and designer Olalekan Jeyifous. 

Titled “Speculative Futures: Immanence and Imminence,” this lecture will be about Olalekan’s work imagining African futurisms in the built environment.

Olalekan Jeyifous received a BArch from Cornell University and is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited at venues such as the Studio Museum in Harlem, the MoMA, the Vitra Design Museum and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain. He has received a number of grants for his artwork such as a fellowship from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the Brooklyn Arts Council. He has recently completed artist residencies with the Headlands Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Drawing Center’s Open Sessions program, and he was a Wilder Green Fellow at the MacDowell Colony.

This talk is organized by Ink and Vellum: Undergraduate Architecture and Urban Studies Society. Refreshments will be served.