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Design Museum to Show a Unique Snapshot of "Life in Africa Today"
"Urban Africa: A Photographic Journey" by David Adjaye. Photo: David Adjaye.
LONDON.- 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 country, a unique geo-cultural survey profiling the African city in a global context.

Design Museum | David Adjaye | "Life in Africa today" |




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