Documentary Series at Ruby City

In partnership with the UTSA College of Architecture, Ruby City presents an opportunity to see a feature length film and learn about the architect of Ruby City: David Adjaye – Collaborations and This Building Will Sing for All of Us 

Ruby City and the UTSA College of Architecture present educational programming where two documentaries will be presented focusing on the work of world-renowned architect David Adjaye. Screenings of David Adjaye – Collaborations (50 min) and This Building Will Sing for All of Us (30 min) take place at Studio (111 Camp Street) the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. These films are not available to the public, offering a rare opportunity to learn more about this important architect, his creative process and work. The documentaries will be presented consecutively with a 10-minute intermission.



David Adjaye – Collaborations is a feature length documentary on the work of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye. 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 offering a highly personal perspective on their particular collaboration.

In This Building Will Sing for All of Us Oliver Hardt explores Adjaye’s design for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The film focuses on the question of how Adjaye deals with the challenge of building one of the most important buildings in African American history. What role does “African” play in the idea of “African American?” And in what form are historical, social and aesthetic considerations manifested in his design for the museum?


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