The Art of Making Memories, with Sir David Adjaye: A Retrospective

For Ghanaian/British architect Sir David Adjaye, architecture is more than just a commercial activity, or a business venture. It is an ability to participate in history and in the narratives that define who we are and where we are at a given moment in time. It is this awareness that drives Adjaye’s desire to create buildings and spaces that can be utilized and enjoyed by everyone.

The son of a Ghanaian diplomat, Adjaye was born in Tanzania and lived in Yemen, Lebanon, and Egypt before his family finally settled in the UK when he was nine years old. Moving around during his early years has had a significant impact on his designs, enabling him to bring a certain degree of cultural sensitivity to every project. (…)

By Tapiwa Matsinde

The complete article is available in the 7th issue of MOYI – the 5th anniversary issue.