Olalekan B. Jeyifous, a Nigerian-born artist based in Brooklyn, uses architecture and design to investigate socio-cultural and political issues in reference to the African diaspora. Drawing from his architectural background Jeyifous creates visions of speculative futures, exploring visions of urban utopias and dystopias which, in his own words, are strongly rooted in “borrowed and invented narratives.” As a foreign-born, U.S. citizen, his formative years were marked by constantly moving and perpetually adapting to new places, and so his work often responds to either the anxiety or potential of spaces, and how one navigates, maps, and perceives them. In Jeyfious’ work included in The Kitchen’s 2008 exhibition, The Future As Disruption, architecture, emerging technologies, and culture converged at their relevance to contemporary issues.