David Adjaye and Zoë Ryan in discussion with Garage Chief Curator, Kate Fowle


From 07 June 2017




Garage Screen summer cinema
David Adjaye and Zoë Ryan in discussion with Garage Chief Curator, Kate FowleDavid Adjaye and Zoë Ryan in discussion with Garage Chief Curator, Kate Fowle


The architect and curators who have collaborated on David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material discuss the exhibition.

Curators of David Adjaye’s solo exhibition at Garage and the architect himself talk about the idea behind—and the making of the show. One of the key figures in contemporary architecture, Adjaye will speak about his research strategies, design practice, and his vision for the relation between architecture and society.



David Adjaye is a Ghanaian-born architect who lives in London. In 2000, he founded Adjaye Associates, which currently has offices in London, New York, and Accra. To date Adjaye Associates have completed over fifty buildings in Europe, USA, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including the campus of the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo (2010) and Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (2016). Adjaye is currently working on a new home for the Studio Museum in Harlem (New York) and a building for the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art (Riga). In 2017, he was named Knight Bachelor in Queen Elizabeth II’s annual New Year’s Honours. He lives and works in London and New York.



Zoë Ryan is Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2012 she was a member of the curatorial advisory team for the award-winning US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale and  the Curator of the Istanbul Design Biennial in 2014. Ryan has organized solo exhibitions with contemporary practitioners such as architects David Adjaye and Jeanne Gang, graphic designers Graphic Thought Facility, industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, and a historical retrospective of the work of architect Bertrand Goldberg. In 2012, Fast Company magazine named her one of the 50 people shaping the future of design.


Kate Fowle is chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and Director-at-Large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. 


how to take part

Free admission with advance registration.

The lecture is in English with simultaneous translation into Russian.

The lecture will be accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors and will be interpreted into Russian Sign Language.