Is AFRICA the next continent to look at
? After the fast growing of Asia and South America in the last decade, most of the international economical and cultural observers indicate Africa as the next big thing!
In this meeting with David Adjaye and Patrizia Moroso, driven by some of the pictures collected under the Urban Africa photo report by the architect with a soundtrack played by AJ Kwame aka Peter Adjaye (his brother), we’ll try to show how the Black Continent is searching its own way to developement.
David Adjaye was born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, where his father was a Ghanaian diplomat. He trained with David Chipperfield Architects and Eduardo Souto de Moura Architects, and graduated in 1993 from the Royal College of Art.
In 1993, the same year after his graduation, he won the RIBA First Prize Bronze Medal. He started his own practice in 1994 called Adjaye Architects.
In 2006 he was nominated for the Stirling Prize
for his Whitechapel Idea Store in London.
He also collaborated with artist Olafur Eliasson to create a light installation: Your black horizon at the Venice Biennale. He worked with Chris Ofili to create an environment for the Upper Room, now owned by Tate Britain. On April 15, 2009, the New York Times reported that Adjaye was selected to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
He work for the new headquarter of Moroso.
His offices are in North London.
18 april – A Fringe Day Out
h. 16:00 with musical excerpts by AJ Kwame