Identity would seem to be the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self, in which case, it is best that the garment be loose, a little like the robes of the desert, through which one’s nakedness can always be felt, and, sometimes, discerned. This trust in one’s nakedness is all that gives one the power to change one’s robes.

– James Baldwin

Nigerian-born, U.S. and British educated architectural designer, Atim Annette Oton is a designer, visionary thinker, cultural writer, culture editor, magazine publisher and entrepreneur in the retail, publishing and design sectors. Her life and work experiences in Calabar, Nigeria; London, England; Paris, France; Lagos, Nigeria and Brooklyn, New York have all shaped her unique perspective on design, innovation and business.

Always looking ahead to diversify and collaborate, Oton has worked as an architectural designer, designer educator, exhibition designer, design and culture writer and publisher, art & design media and technology consultant and retailer.



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