(Director, CmDesign Atelier (CmD+A); Co-Curator, 2019 Lagos Biennial)
Tosin Oshinowo studied urban design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, as well as architecture at the Architecture Association London. Since 2012, Oshinowo has been lead architect at the Lagos-based cmDesign Atelier (cmD+A). Prior to setting-up cmD+A, she worked at leading international practices like Skidmore Owing & Merril’s LLP London and the Office of Metropolitan Architecture Rotterdam. In Lagos, she practiced at James Cubitt Architects and was team-lead on projects such as the master plan and corporate head office building for Nigeria LNG in Port Harcourt. Oshinowo’s interest lies in architectural history and socially responsive approaches in architecture design and urbanism. Her written work includes the article ‘The Reclamation of Public Space in Lagos’, published in 2012. Tosin Oshinowo is a founding member of the ‘African Alliance for New Design’ (AAND), a think-tank that explores the value of design for the current generation of creatives on the continent.