African Union Headquaters Addis Ababa 2032


African Union Headquaters Addis Ababa 2032

Designer/artist: Michael MacGarry

Year: 2013

Description: An architectural diorama of a fantastical, future African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa in 2068, now with the characteristics of Beijing’s Forbidden City architecturally superimposed.

About the designer: Michael MacGarry is a visual artist working across design, sculpture and video, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Underlying his critical research-based practice are concerns with of the relationship between China and postcolonial Africa; and the social issues connected with the fast-growing cities of Africa’s near future.

Image credit: African Union Headquarters Addis Ababa 2032, as seen at