Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

David Adjaye, TZ

Metallic foil laminated in toughened clear float glass exhibited at Ex Alumix in Bolzano

In conceiving Europolis ,the Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye extracted information from some of the key capital cities of the European Union and condensed it into a single entity. Europolis is not a traditional city but the idea of the city as a phenomenon. Its organic form incorporated all the information about those cities from which it was drawn material texture, population, time, economic power and geographical scale and occupation.