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PAUL YAKUBU

Umbrella stall, Prototype, 2023
Paul Yakubu

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Laureate of the Passages residence, Paul Yakubu is an architect and designer. He works to develop artistic projects that use waste to create furniture, products and architecture.

In Marseille, he will design a prototype of a mobile grocery store kit. The device is inspired by the architecture of parasols used in Lagos, Nigeria, to design a stall/boutique that would integrate into its environment.

The umbrella is architecture

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Typology

Production Residency

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Duration

8 weeks

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Destination

Marseille

Présentation AAF

 

Co-production

Institut Français du Nigéria, Ambassade de France au Nigéria, AWCA, Alliance Française, La Citadelle de Marseille, 16/16, Le Géant des Beaux-arts, Ateliers SudSide

“ I am an architectural designer with a degree in architecture from Covenant University, Nigeria, and a master's degree from the Architectural Association, London. Throughout my young career, I have explored the development of space through various mediums including furniture, pavilions, stages, buildings and urban design. During my three years working in a Lagos-based firm, I became familiar with the vast informal architecture in documenting the elements people use every day to create their own spaces. ”

 

“The Umbrella Stall proposal offers a new perspective on the importance of informal architecture in the development of countries. When moving around Lagos, it's hard not to notice the many informal structures that serve as shops, restaurants, and markets. These structures are found throughout the city and play an important role in its visual language. This project aims to examine the positive contributions and challenges presented by these informal shelters. " ​ ​

 

Objectives :

 

1. Develop the Umbrella concept into a kit of buildable and adaptable parts that can be easily assembled and disassembled.

 

2. Build prototypes of the umbrella stand at different scales, including human scale, to examine how people interact. act with architecture.

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in partnership with 

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Embassy of France in Nigeria (SCAC)

The Cooperation and Cultural Action Service (SCAC) is the service of the French Embassy which ensures the definition and monitoring of France's cooperation with Nigeria in the cultural, educational, academic and scientific fields.

French Institute in Nigeria

The French Institute in Nigeria works for exchanges and cultural cooperation between France and Nigeria, by encouraging debates of ideas and sharing of knowledge between the two countries, across all creative fields.

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A White Space Creative Agency

A Whitespace Creative Agency is an agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. Founded in 2014, the agency was created to find and support young image makers creating and producing strong and dynamic visual content that resonates both locally and internationally.

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“ When moving around Lagos, it is hard not to notice the many informal structures that serve as shops, restaurants, and markets. These structures are found throughout the city and play an important role in its visual language. This project aims to examine the positive contributions and challenges presented by these informal shelters. "

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Alliance Française de Lagos

The Alliance Française de Lagos is a Nigerian non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of the French language and francophone cultures, and to the promotion of cultural diversity.

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The Citadel of Marseille 

Located in the heart of Marseille, Fort d'Entrecasteaux, also known as "Fort Saint-Nicolas", will gradually open its doors to the public from spring 2024. The Citadel of Marseille, is carrying out its opening project as well as the restoration of the place, classified as a historic monument since 1969.

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16x16

16x16 is a private hybrid place in Lagos where the general public and a place of creation intertwine: artisan, design and contemporary art. 16x16, also carries Hfactor, an artistic federation which launched a digital radio.

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Sud Side

The Sud Side workshops combine craftsmanship, know-how and creation. The technicians who work there design  and produce objects dedicated to the cultural world, works of art, show machines and unique mechanics in 1900m² of colorful garage atmosphere.

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