Until recently, the museum represented an idealized model of Western civilization. In light of postcolonial discourse, however, the role and narrative of the institution urgently need to be redefined. Using the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. and the Studio Museum in Harlem Ney York City as examples, David Adjaye explains his views on the museum of the future in a conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist.
“It’s the beginning of the unravelling of the story and mythology, and the decoupling of the idea of who speaks history and how it is told.”
— David Adjaye