An evening of conversation with internationally renowned architect and designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, David Adjaye and designer, urbanist and social innovator Liz Ogbu, along with an exclusive preview of Urban Africa: David Adjaye’s Photographic Survey. This event is being held at the Museum of the African Diaspora.
David Adjaye’s design process is based on a fundamental notion of responsiveness: the idea that the built environment should be in meaningful conversation with the geography and culture of its surroundings. He strives for his work to inspire discussion around the question, “How can design edify, uplift, and empower communities?” Liz Ogbu is a designer who also thinks about social practice and architecture. She is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally.
Please join us for a reception and conversation between these two visionaries, followed by a book signing ofAdjaye | Africa | Architecture (W.W. Norton, 2016). This new abridged version of the five volume 2011 edition collects the insights of the exhibition, positing a thesis about the critical role of geography in shaping the urban architecture on the continent of Africa.
Tickets are $15 for members of the museum and $20 for general admission, both through EventBrite.