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URBAN AFRICA

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© Courtesy of the artist and Design Museum
URBAN AFRICA

224-238 Kensington High Street
London W8 6AG
United Kingdom
March 31st, 2010 - September 5th, 2010

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http://www.designmuseum.org
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kensington
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+44 20 3862 5900
OPEN HOURS:  
Daily 10am - 5.45pm Last admission 5.15pm
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

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.