The image was created to depict an exaggeration of a Lagos market scene. In Lagos Nigeria, there is an obsession by the state to build “ultra-modern“ shopping facilities to house commercial activities. However, due to the high cost of rent of these facilities as well as the culture of traditional markets in Nigeria, traders and customers always organise on the street. This leaves these structures empty, causing decay over time. With this in mind, I prompted midjourney to create an exaggerated version of this scenario. To emphasise how social processes shape the urban fabric.


  1. David Harvey (1996): Cities or urbanization?, City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, 1:1-2, 38-61