Prof. Ola Uduku: Aid by Design?
About This Event
Public lecture by Ola Uduku, the Roscoe Chair and Head of the Liverpool School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool. Architecture by its nature is intricately involved in infrastructure provision related to housing education and other development needs. Our design of this architecture differs. In the West, social architecture has a long and illustrious history, with exemplary projects to be found throughout Europe and, increasingly, Latin America. In most of the Global South, however, architecture is more binary — either for the rich or for the poor. Much of this social infrastructure provision is given as "aid," usually via various forms of international NGO assistance. In this lecture, Uduku hopes to explore our understanding of "aid," in its literal form and also within a more philosophical-contextual format.