LAGOS is a port city, the most populous in nigeria and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. LAGOS is also a concept that uses food, primarily through pop-ups, to interrogate exploitative systems.
LAGOS began as my reaction to the dominant/ contemporary food culture which conflates the enjoyment of food with its abstraction. growing up in nigeria, food was described with simple and frank adjectives. it was "good," "tasty," or "bad-" bad meals were a rarity because no one was trying too hard.
this initial perspective continues to evolve how I choose to think about dining.
today, it is no longer enough to speak about what's on the plate all the while ignoring the socio-political moments leading up to the first bite. we deserve food spaces that talk about more than just food.
relevant food spaces are only those that contravene traditional models of dining etiquette by discussing the important and hard things.
so lets talk about sex [politics and religion] baby.
-- Tunde Wey.