POV 4: Art as a Driver for Environmental Sustainability

The fourth edition of Point of View titled ‘Art as a Driver for Environmental Sustainability’ advocated for sustainable cities and communities by promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between professionals across such diverse sectors as government, the arts, science and technology. It highlighted the significant role of the visual arts in ensuring policy frameworks that address climate change.

A call to action, POV 4 discussed the different aspects and the dimension of the phenomenon, conveying to the government, recommendations and creative solutions to negate its impact. In line with its thrust, this edition also featured presentations by artists on how they have not only adopted environmentally sustainable practices in conceptualising work from recycled waste but also created wealth, as well as raised awareness and engaged local communities.

It held on January 24, 2020 by 4pm.

Presentation Topics

  • Art as a Driver for Environmental Stability: The Intersection of Culture by Desmond Majekodunmi, Chairman, Lagos State Urban Forest and Animal Shelter Initiative (LUFASI)
  • Waste to Wealth: The Growing Market for Recycled Art by Sandra Mbanefo-Obiago, Founder and Director, SMO Contemporary Art
  • The Role of Education in Propelling Climate Change: Five Cowries Initiative, a Case Study by Polly Alakija, Chairperson, Lagos State Council for Arts and Culture
  • Polly Alakija in Conversation with Lucy Latham, Policy and City Programme Lead, Julie’s Bicycle, UK


Panel Theme

  • How Can Research, Data Gathering and Education Make a Difference?