Images of Research: Hope for humanity

Category: Hope for humanity

Preserving the cornerstones of our cultures


A graphic representation of a small building floating in the air tethered by a chain that is breaking with a faint breaking clock and skyscraper in the background.

Historical buildings stand as an irreplicable link between past and present but appreciation and preservation of these buildings varies greatly across the world. Many of Nigeria’s important heritage structures lie neglected, in danger of being lost altogether and their legacy with them. Our research is exploring the role of historic structures in maintaining cultural identity, and aiming to develop a theoretical framework to safeguard the historic buildings of South-South Nigeria.

Entrant: Samuel Etopidiok , Architecture

Copyright: Samuel Etopidiok / Patrick Okpeku

Collaborators: Patrick Okpeku, Abekwuchi Wokomaty


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