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DESIGN IS HUMAN, June 4-9 2012


Atlas: MA’ology “AFRICA” and CARE Fundraiser


Friday, 10 June 2011
8:00pm - 11:00pm


$30.00 online and $35.00 at the door.
$15.00 for students with proper ID.


Two Peachtree Pointe
1555 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta , Georgia 30309

All About

This year's MA'ology Africa is about inspiration, fresh perspectives, and is different because for the first time we journey to a different Africa, one that is contemporary, international, and sophisticated. This event celebrates Africa's path to success.


This is Atlanta’s exciting design fundraiser and a unique creative collaboration unlike any other in support of CARE who places special focus on working alongside women and children in need, because equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.

A Sudanese woman holds her infant while resting at the Mosay Internally Displaced Persons camp near Nyala in the Darfur region of Sudan. CARE is assisting some 400,000 IDPs throughout Sudan. Proceeds from MA’ology Africa benefit CARE.

MA’frique Milan showcased some of Africa’s top architecture and design talent at Palazzo Clerici as part the International Salone del Mobile design week in Milan, Italy.

MA’ology AFRICA is a continuation of MA’frique Milan, a celebration of contemporary Africa that took place in April as part of 2011 Salone del Mobile week of design in Milan, Italy.

For more on MA’frique Milan, click here. (coming soon)
MA’frique Milan on Flickr, click here.

In Atanta, MA’ology AFRICA continues in that same spirit and is our special fundraiser that helps support CARE INTERNATIONAL’s important work with women and children all around the world.

Entrance to the “MA-ology AFRICA” & CARE Fundraiser is $30 online and $35 at the door and is expected to sell out early (proceeds benefit CARE). Complimentary wine will be served. Tickets can be purchased online or at our ticket outlets all around Atlanta (see outlet locations at bottom).

Background image Lavin 2011 pre-Fall Collection, Thumbnail image courtesy J. Quazi King

2011 MA’ology Africa

This year’s MA’ology Africa is about inspiration, fresh perspectives, and is special because for the first time we journey to a different Africa, one that is contemporary, international, and sophisticated. This event celebrates Africa’s path to success and prosperity. MA’ology Africa represents new instincts and this massive continent’s inner beauty and creative culture interpreted by some of the world’s top designers.

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Jeffrey knows MA’ology. In fact, each year since 2008, Jeffrey was there exciting our audiences with all the cutting-edge fashion and accessories seen on our runway shows. In curating MA’ology Africa, Jeffrey will showcase collections that are bold and courageous, ranging from the beautiful jewelery of acclaimed eco jewelry designer Monique Pean to the Spring/Summer collections from the likes of Prada, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten, Marni, and other top designer brands.

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Lanvin 2011 Spring Collection, photography by Yannis Vlamos, all fashion courtesy Jeffrey New York/Atlanta

And now in its fourth successful year and firmly established as the hottest underground ticket in Atlanta, MA-ology is many things. It is excellence, its international, its design, its fashion, its art, and it is edgy. But most importantly, it is about giving, sharing and caring for others, especially women and children in need and whose lives are the inspiration and motivation behind MA-ology each year.

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Prada 2011 Spring Collection, photography by Monica Feudi, all fashion courtesy Jeffrey New York/Atlanta

MA’ology Africa’s impressive lineup also includes…

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Monique Pean, Eco Jewelry Designer

Monique Pean finds inspiration from her travels. Selected as one of the 2009 CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund (CVFF) winners. The CVFF is the most prestigious competition in fashion for designers with less than 10 years in business. Tiffany & Co. CEO Michael Kowalski became a mentor to Pean as part of the CVFF award. In addition, Monique Pean Fine Jewelry was the recipient of the Ecco Domani 2009 Fashion Foundation award for accessories.

MONIQUE PEAN Spring/Summer 2011 Collection sponsored by W HOTELS MONIQUE PEAN Spring/Summer 2011 Collection sponsored by W HOTELS MONIQUE PEAN Spring/Summer 2011 Collection sponsored by W HOTELS
Monique Pean Spring/Summer 2011 Collection sponsored by W Hotels

Monique Pean founded The Vanessa Pean Foundation in her sister’s memory to raise funds to provide scholarships to underprivileged students in Haiti. Further, she is involved in several leadership activities to mentor post-MBA minorities at the Yale School School of Management. Monique Pean Fine Jewelry is available at Jeffrey Atlanta.

J. Quazi King aka Quazimotto On Wax

J. ‘Quazi’ King (Quazimotto.On.Wax)

MA’ology Africa welcomes to Atlanta, photographer J. “Quazi” King.
Originally from the West African nation of Equatorial Guinea, Quazi moved to the US for college in 1999. After graduating in 2003 from La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA) with a BS in Information Technology and Management, he moved to New York City where he worked in Retail Management for many years.

Photography by Quazimotto.On.Wax

Talking about or critiquing Art is something that always came easy to Quazi but he had no idea he posses the ability to create Art. King is a self taught Photographer, “Photography was like a screaming voice in my throat ready to burst out” After loosing the job he held for 6 years, he spent a long time soul searching for clarity and answers about how to apply the concept of loving what you do and getting paid for it.

All that changed when he picked up a DSLR camera to photograph an event and later posted the photos so that everyone in the event could see them. “I’m a young work in progress, follow my journey”.

Presscott McDonald

Presscott McDonald

MA’ology Africa delights in welcoming acclaimed fashion and celebrity photographer Presscott McDonald. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Presscott now lives and raises his family in Miami, Florida. After attending the Savannah College of Art & Design, he was offered an internship with renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz. 

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Naomi Campbell, Photography by Presscott McDonald

While working in New York City, he instantly began to feed off of it’s hustle and bustling energy. His love for the Big Apple inspired him to shoot fashion and many celebrity icons for various publications. Known for being quite personable, lighting tech savvy and easy to work with, he has always gotten the job done.

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Jolie Magazine editorial, Photography by Presscott McDonald

His client list is impressive and includes Coca-Cola, NIKE, Vibe, 50 Cent, Kimora Lee Simmons, and the cast of HBO’s acclaimed show “The Wire” to name a few.

Presscott McDonald’s Documentary Work in Africa and Project “Exposed

African, Photography by Presscott McDonald

The direction of Presscott’s new personal work leads him to explore the forgotten and unrecognized of modern society. He will present “Nigeria’s Lost Boys” project, a documentary work featured at MA’ology Africa and later in the coming year. The show is strikingly curated by the talented Donnamarie Baptiste, an independent curator that works predominantly in the contemporary art world.

The images depict the commonalities all Nigerians share with the young boys detained in juvenile detention centers such as the Brostal Remand Centre. Brostal is one of three facilities in Nigeria that house its under age law breakers and abandoned boys. The facilities lack both the proper personal health and educational needs to reform the misguided adolescence.

African, Photography by Presscott McDonald

Commissioned by the non profit organization,Global Network for Humanity, Presscott closely documented their efforts to determine, address, and fix pressing issues that threaten Nigerian’s family structure. The G.N.F.H. plans to help by creating a better health system in Nigeria’s rural areas where many of these boys come from. Creating clean water options, more job opportunities, and true education for the children’s futures are only a few of the goals they seek.

Donnamarie Baptiste
Donnamarie Baptiste is a contemporary art professional based in Miami, FL. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, she considers home the Virgin Islands, New York City and Florida. Passionate about art, she is the Events/Production Manager for Art Basel Miami Beach. As an independent curator, Donnamarie organizes cutting edge exhibitions and events bringing together art, music,video and performance. Besides art, her interests include music of various genres, fashion, animals and vegetarian cooking.


Project Exposed

Mah Jong sectional, 1973, Roche Bobois


Roche Bobois is a global leader in design and distribution of home furnishings while retaining the unique position of molding its furniture designs. Each piece created is the result of close collaboration between designers, manufacturers, and Roche Bobois. This collaboration is the foundation of Roche Bobois strength and originality. Attentive and proactive, Roche Bobois introduces a new exclusive collection every six months. Today, Roche Bobois is among the most internationally renowned and exclusive brands in home furnishings.

Support. The best in the business got MA’ology Africa’s back…

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Backstage with Authentic Beauty at 2010 MA’ology Paris that featured Lanvin’s Spring/Summer collection

Authentic Beauty

Authentic Beauty is the official Hair & Makeup Sponsor for MA’ology Africa.
Authentic Beauty believes that when you look in the mirror YOU SHOULD RECOGNIZE YOURSELF not the makeup. It is a firm philosophy that will never tell you how you should look but rather help you express who you are. Rather than dictate current fashion trends or traditional beauty philosophies, Authentic Beauty work with you so you can make comfortable decisions about your image, teaching you simple and refined techniques that take the mystery out of makeup application.

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares

Catwalk Productions

Serving a truly diverse industry base, Catwalk has crafted a legacy of cutting edge presentations by skillfully applying state of the art technologies and effects, delivering maximum value to its clients and lasting impressions that enhance your brand. With over 60 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry and a proven record of delivering the highest quality services, Catwalk professionals are your best source for production design, staging and talent.

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Behind the scenes with PRG setting up for 2010 Design Is Human Launch Party, Normann Copenhagen exhibit, and MA’ology Paris.


PRG is the official lighting and audio sponsor for MA’ology Africa.
PRG is the world’s leading supplier of entertainment technology, including lighting, audio, video, scenery, rigging and automation systems. PRG serves a wide range of markets, including theatre productions, concert tours, trade shows, corporate and special events, television and film productions, and themed environments. PRG provides its services worldwide through more than 19 offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

MA-ology Africa and CARE Fundraiser

Friday, 10 June 2011
8:00pm - 11pm
Two Peachtree Pointe
1555 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta , Georgia 30309

Tickets Details

Tickets to the MA’ology “Africa” & CARE Fundraiser are $30 online and $35.00 at the door and available at Design Is Human launch party, online at, and at these MA ticket outlet locations.

Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge
1009 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Monday - Thursday 7am - Midnight
Friday 7am -1am
Saturday 8am - 1am
Sunday 8am - 10pm
Octane accepts Cash & Credit Cards Only

75 John Wesley Dobbs Ave
Atlanta, GA 30303

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Cash and Check Only

Room & Board
1170 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Open Weekdays 11am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm
Cash and Check Only

Pedini of Atlanta
800 Peachtree Street NE, Unit C
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Open Weekdays Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm
Cash and Check Only

Complimentary wine will be served.

Attendees and guests wanting to give more will find CARE representatives and a donation station at the event. Students with ID receive half price tickets.

MA’ology Africa Sponsors

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PRG_Brand_RGB_1a       Catwalk Productions

MA’frique Milan Sponsors and links

CEFA logo    domus magazine logo    Cooperazione Lombardia logo    eikonos arte logo     Lamm logo