The Australian Institute of Architects announces that Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi will present the inaugural Regional Speaker Series this month.

Curated by Architecture Media’s editorial director, Cameron Bruhn, the speaker series celebrates designing in regional locations and will visit Geelong on 25 November, Gold Coast on 26 November and Sydney on 27 November.

The founder and principal of Amsterdam-based architecture, design and urbanism practice, NLÉ, Adeyemi established the multidisciplinary practice in 2010 with a mission to shape the physical, human, cultural and economic architectures of developing cities. One of the well known built outcomes of NLÉ’s design activism is an innovative floating school in Nigeria, with the prototype building addressing the social and physical needs of the historic lagoon community of Makoko.

According to Cameron Bruhn, the way Adeyemi’s work addresses the impact of climate change and rapid urbanisation will provide an insight into the future of coastal communities across the world.

AWS is proud to be supporting Kunle’s visit to Australia, particularly in facilitating the inclusion of a number of smaller, regional locations, with the satellite events taking place in Warrnambool, Bendigo, Albury, North Boambee Valley and Torrensville.