Recorded live on February 4, 2016 at Cooper Hewitt.

David Adjaye OBE is an architect and designer known for combining the aesthetics of his African heritage with classic, modernist design. His studio, Adjaye Associates, has established projects on four continents, including the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open in 2016.

Adjaye also participated in the Selects exhibition project at Cooper Hewitt, curating a grouping of 14 Central and West African textiles from the museum’s permanent collection to hang in the Nancy and Edwin Marks gallery.

This talk also includes a discussion on textiles and design between David Adjaye and Susan Brown, Associate Curator of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, as well as opening remarks by Cooper Hewitt’s Director, Caroline Baumann.