Posted: 15 September 2019
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David Adjaye. Homegrown Series # 02. © Fred Swart

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Sir David Adjaye OBE
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Ghana/UK

Sir David Adjaye’s chat-show style talk at MOAD on Thursday, 10 August 2017 was undoubtedly one of the highlights of the entire series. To an absolutely packed crowd, including the Vice Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, and the Dutch Ambassador (as well as 600 eager and somewhat star-struck students and practitioners), Sir David and GSA Director Prof Lesley Lokko spoke about the award-winning architect’s life, ambitions and career.

Interesting Facts:
Sir David Adjaye was born in Tanzania in 1967 to Ghanaian parents.
He was the first African student to win the coveted RIBA President’s Silver Medal in 1991.
He’s a vegan.