Research & Exhibitions

Over the course of 10 years, Adjaye travelled and photographed each African capital city, which culminated in “Urban Africa: David Adjaye’s Photographic Survey” – a unique geo-cultural catalogue profiling the African city in a global context. Presented in an exhibition by the Design Museum in 2010 it has since toured globally. The project has been documented in a book – African Metropolitan Architecture – published in 2011. It was chosen as a Financial Times “favourite read” for that year as well as one of the Guardian’s “10 best contemporary African books”, described as “…a learned journey into the vibrant, beating heart of contemporary African life.” (26 August 2012).

Urban Africa Touring Exhibition

London, 2010
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