© david adjaye - nouakchott, mauritania [top] and street scene [bottom]
david adjaye is an accomplished london-based architect. his keen interest in urban architecture has made him step out of his regular line of work to photograph a series of african cities as part of an ongoing project to study new patterns of urbanism. opening on wed - mar 31 at the design museum is his photo exhibition urban africa. on display are adjaye's images that capture the urban development of a series of african cities, from traces of a colonial past to informal settlements on the edge of town. the photo series give an interesting insight in life in urban africa. documented african cities include tripoli, abuja and pretoria. a book will follow in late 2010. location: shad thames [south bank].