MEETING ARCHITECTURE Part 5: David Adjaye and Peter Adjaye – MAXXI

Today, Thursday 10 April 2014, sees the fifth part of Meeting Architecturethe British School at Rome’s new programme curated by Marina Engel, with a talk by british architect David Adjaye and his composer brother Peter Adjaye.

Meeting Architecture will run for the next few years through lectures, study-exhibitions and performances by some of the leading figures in architecture, art, film and music. It will analyse the nature of collaboration between architecture and some of the other creative processes.

This fifth event will be held at MAXXI Museum in Rome and will be introduced by MAXXI Senior Curator Pippo Ciorra. It will be a rare opportunity to hear the architect and composer discuss their collaborations that they refer to as an “on-going laboratory/library.”

«For my generation sound is part of the process of visualising space. It’s an experiment. I’m interested in understanding a composer’s reactions to a space, in hearing the echo.» David Adjaye

«David once drew me an image of the musical journey he wanted and I went away and came back the same day with the finished piece.» Peter Adjaye

The event will also feature the screening of an anthology of films and original compositions presented for the first time with a live musical ensemble.Projects include the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, 2005; the celebrated Stephen Lawrence Centre, London, 2007; and installations like Asymmetric Chamber, 2003-2005.

David Adjaye is director of Adjaye Associates and is the Kenzo Tange Professor in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Peter Adjaye is a musician and composer based in London.

The British School at Rome – Via Gramsci 61, Roma
April 10, 2014
(7pm: Lecture introduced by Pippo Ciorra)

David Adjaye by Ed Reeve

Peter Adjaye