Lagos, Nigeria, 2015
Fun House was featured in the 2016 edition of Bazar Expo in Brussels, Belgium.
Abandoned and uncompleted structures are plentiful in Lagos. Some, such as the monstrous vacant Federal Secretariat, echo whisperings from a time when Lagos was Nigeria’s capital. Other spaces on Lagos Island hold great historical significance such as the National Museum, the Brazilian Quarter and the Federal Printing Press. Many of these empty buildings, neglected and forgotten, maintain the essence of their previous grandeur, prompting a longer gaze and speculation into their histories and ideas on new futures.
In Funhouse, an abandoned residential space becomes a new microcosm for three young Lagosians. The home’s functionality, vitality and design are reimagined by the whimsical guests who playfully engage its walls. The inhabitants carry out fanciful interactions together, defying conventional perspectives, duties and restrictions of the space and illustrate instead, an open stage, where anything that is imaginable is possible.