Alison Moloney

Made in Nigeria

Alison produced the Made in Nigeria workshop – a collaboration between students at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, and the Royal College of Art, London – whilst Acting Arts Manager, British Council Lagos. Lagos sculptor Olu Amoda and designers Tom Dixon and Martino Gamper mentored 12 students from a range of disciplines in a 10-day workshop, challenging them to prototype products that had export potential and reflected the local character of Nigeria. The imperative of sustainability and affordability required the students to be resourceful with scrapyard waste and low-cost, available materials.

Lagos, February 2006

Students from the RCA and Yaba Tech