COL­LEC­TIVE MEMORIES

ELLE Decoration (UK) - - Architecture -

‘David Ad­jaye: Mak­ing Memory’, cur­rently open at London’s De­sign Mu­seum, ex­plores the im­por­tant role of mon­u­ments and me­mo­ri­als in the 21st cen­tury, look­ing at how the pub­lic per­cep­tion of world events can be shaped by ar­chi­tec­ture. It fo­cuses on seven pro­jects by Bri­tishGhana­ian ar­chi­tect Sir David Ad­jaye OBE, in­clud­ing the Smith­so­nian Na­tional Mu­seum of African Amer­i­can History and Cul­ture in Washington DC ( bot­tom), the new Na­tional Cathe­dral of Ghana in Ac­cra, and the UK Holo­caust Memo­rial and Learning Cen­tre in London (top, due to open in 2021). One mem­o­rable high­light is the full-scale sec­tion of the wooden Sclera Pav­il­ion, cre­ated for the 2008 London De­sign Fes­ti­val. Open un­til 5 May (de­sign­mu­seum.org).

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