This major international exhibition extends beyond the remarkable new museum buildings of the 21st century to give voice to the many co-creators of museum projects – city builders, artists, curators and the public as well as the architects themselves.
It considers how developments in design, technology and the modes of enjoyment of - and learning about - culture are changing museums. It examines the ways in which museum projects - whether large-scale permanent buildings or smaller temporary structures - shape the communities in which they are located, how we think about them, and even how we live in them.
Our exhibition will explore, celebrate and critically examine about 20 current and upcoming museum building projects which are all located in districts, campuses or clusters and which will be categorized into 5 distinct sections in the show.
A richly illustrated catalogue will accompany and complete the exhibition, but may also be read as a comprehensive overview over the topic on its own, with stimulating essays by thought leaders from many disciplines including economists Richard Florida/Kevin Stolarick, sociologist Saskia Sassen, and urban culture expert Robert Palmer.
Curator: Suzanne Greub, Assoc. Curator: Gail Lord
CATALOGUE IN PREPARATION
Editor: Suzanne Greub
Languages: English, Chinese, Arabic and other languages (depending on venues).
Contributing Authors: Suzanne Greub, Gail Lord, Richard Florida & Kevin Stolarick, Deborah Willis, Larissa Graça, Chris Abel, Robert Palmer, Juan Ignacio Vidarte, Moshe Safdie, Guido Guerzoni & Renata Codello, Barry Lord, Andreas Ruby, Sarah George, Frank Meier-Solgk, Saskia Sassen, Rafael Gomez-Moriana, Lars Nittve, Al-Naim Mashary, Gerwin Zohlen, et. al. (tbd).
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers, Munich/Germany