Population estimate: 16 million | City area: 1,171.28 square kilometers
(as of 6 December 2016)
About the City
Lagos is the largest city in Africa, it has wall-to-wall people, bumper-to-bumper cars, noise and pollution beyond belief, an intimidating crime rate, and maxed out public utilities. Elevated motorways ringing the island city are jammed with speed freaks and absurd traffic jams (‘go-slows’) on top, and tin-and-cardboard shacks underneath. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/nigeria/lagos/
About Playable City Lagos
Playable City Lagos asks if play could improve the experience of moving around the city
Lagos is a wonderful, sprawling, chaotic city, that can be challenging to travel around. Commuting takes so long, that small businesses have popped up around traffic jams – selling every item available. Food, drink, household items and even international currency is exchanged through vehicle windows. Playable City Lagos explores how playful experiences could positively interrupt people’s movement within the city.