Author Archives: Ola

About Ola

African Architecture Academic, specific interest in 'modern movement' architecture in West Africa, particularly schools and institutional design. Also interested in minority groups and residence/infrastructure in cities. Finally passive cooling and design in the tropics is also an area of research interest..

Arcadia Kings Building Nursery Talk 26/03/15

Felicity Steers, (MLA ECA) gave a lunchtime talk on Thursday in which she first described her approach to and involvement in playground design. She then went on to describe her involvement in the design and delivery of the landscape play area of the new Arcadia Nursery at the Kings Buildings site. We were a small but engaged gathering of staff, PG students and a few co-opted lunchtime observers who attended the talk. We hope to arrange to visit Arcadia nursery in the next few months and invite both Felicity and also the Arcadia architect, Malcolm Fraser to introduce us to the building.

(pictures Ola Uduku)

Arcadia Landscape Talk

Attenders & slides Arcadia Nursery Landscape Talk




UN Women together with the European Commission, the Belgian Government and the UN Regional Information Center launches the Comic and Cartoon Competition “Gender Equality: Picture it!”.

The Competition is part of the UN Women campaign “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!” celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action which calls upon governments to ensure gender equality and non-discrimination under the law and in practice. Comic and cartoon artists/art students, aged 18 to 28 years old, residing in a European Union member state are invited to join the competition and picture their understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

An international jury of professional comic artists, gender equality experts and journalists will select five finalists to be invited to the Competition Awards Ceremony in Brussels in June 2015. In addition, the finalists’ and semi-finalists’ drawings will be published in a booklet and may be considered for exhibition as well as for further publication. The deadline for submissions is 20 April 2015.

Please find a poster and the terms and conditions in the annex. We would be grateful if you could help to spread this call for submissions, share it on your website, and display the poster. For distribution through your social media accounts we attached a picture that can be used when sharing the information through Twitter or Facebook.

For more information and details please visit the Competition’s website at You will also find further information in all EU languages there. In case you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the UN Women Brussel Office.

Best regards,
The Competition Team

Next Group Meeting this Thursday 13th November, at Museum of Scotland Cafe

We hope to meet for a coffee or tea at the National Museum (Chambers Street) balcony cafe this Thursday,  this will be a brief get together event as its a busy time of the year for most. The timing will be from 12.15 – 1.45pm – do drop by if you are free, there’s no specific agenda just time to get together – and to plan where to meet for our Xmas talk and mince pies event in December!  See you all there.