In-person Film: David Adjaye — Collaborations: A Portrait of the Architect through the Eyes of Others

Join us in person as we kickoff Summer Film Nights.

David Adjaye — Collaborations is a feature length documentary on the work of the acclaimed British-Ghanaian architect. The film features interviews with Adjaye´s collaborators, a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural world as well as a significant number of his architectural projects, including public buildings, residential houses, artist studios and exhibition spaces globally situated and developed over the past 15 years.

The collaborators—artists, curators and writers, most of them interviewed ‘on site’—give creative insights into Adjaye’s buildings, while also offering highly personal perspectives on the particular collaboration. By looking at the work through the eyes of others, the understanding of the architectural approach is enhanced, personalised and broadened to encompass a wider discourse.


Directed by: Oliver Hardt

Year: 2015

Run Time: 48 minutes


Doors open at 7:30pm; film begins at 8pm. Watch the trailer here.

Organized by:

Washington Architectural Foundation

Did You Know?

SAY IT LOUD, an exhibition at The Octagon in Washington, DC, features projects by women and diverse design professionals, as well as interviews about their experiences in the architecture and design professions. This exhibit shares, protects and celebrates the journey of the underrepresented to inspire the next generation. SAY IT LOUD, curated by Pascale Sablan, FAIA, Senior Associate at Adjaye Associates New York office, is the 2021 AIA Whitney Young Award recipient. SAY IT LOUD is sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

The Octagon is open Thursday–Saturday, 11am–4pm. Guided tours are offered at 11am and 3pm and included with Museum Admission. The exhibit will be on display through December.