Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Urban Africa: A Photographic Survey by David Adjaye
When: 31st March- 05 September 2010
Where: Design Museum
Please note this exhibition will be closed on 13 April, but is open at all other times.
Exhibition tickets available in advance from Ticketweb
Free Gallery Tours
Sunday 20 June + Sunday 15 August - 1.30pm
Free 30 minute gallery tour led by a Design Museum curator or design specialist.
No need to pre-book, but places are limited.
Details as follows:
Large-scale projections of photographs taken in African cities by architect David Adjaye as part of his ongoing research into new patterns of urbanism, which addresses the scant existing documentation of the built environment in Africa.
One of the leading architects of his generation, David Adjaye has stepped out of his regular line of work to photograph and document key cities in Africa as part of an ongoing project to study new patterns of urbanism. Often regarded as a continent defined by underdevelopment, poverty, war and tourism, through this exhibition Adjaye presents Africa in a different light, examining the buildings and places which have a special resonance with his preoccupations as an architect.
This detailed survey will reveal a unique snapshot of life in Africa today, documenting the nature of urban life in a developing continent, a unique geo-cultural survey profiling the African city in a global context.
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David Adjaye talking about his project 'Bus Shelter' which featured in the Design Museum exhibition Super Contemporary in June 2009.