Ashley Adjaye

Ashley Shaw Scott Adjaye, a native Californian with Bajan and Yoruba roots, is known for promoting the representation of those not in the room and creating conversations that generate action towards equity. She is the Artistic Director of The World Reimagined, a national public art project in the UK that explores the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. She is also the Global Head of Research at Adjaye Associates, an award-winning international architectural firm committed to community engagement through civic projects. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Visual Art from Stanford University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a MSc from the Gender Institute at London School of Economics. Currently, Ashley sits on the Africa Futures Institute Board of Trustees, Prince’s Trust International Africa Advisory Board, and the Institute of Imagination Board of Trustees. She lives between Accra, London and New York City with her family.