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David Adjaye: Making MemoryArchitect David Adjaye examines the idea of the monument at the Design Museum where seven of his buildings come under the spotlight. The London based architect, designer of this year's Brit Awards trophy, presents his thinking on how architecture and form are used as storytelling devices. His projects such as the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. (crowned Design of the Year 2017) and the National Cathedral of Ghana are examined, showing how Adjaye uses architecture to create monuments and memorials.

 

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In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. More about Design Museum

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David Adjaye: Making Memory  Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. by Adjaye Associates  

   
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David Adjaye: Making Memory Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. by Adjaye Associates 


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Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  £16 (Adult), £8 (Child 6-15 years), £12 (Student/concession), £24 (Family 1 adult + 3 children), £36 (Family 2 adults + 3 children), Free (Children under 6)
DATES  26th April to 17th September 2019
VENUE  Design Museum 
In 2019 the Design Museum stages its version of the Deutsches Filmmuseum's hugely successful exhibition - which began in Frankfurt in 2004 and has since travelled to 16 cities across the world - with an exploration of Stanley Kubrick's life and work. The exacting film maker spent most of his time living and working in Britain. It was here that he c... More about this event
 
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Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  2nd February to 4th August 2019
VENUE  Design Museum 
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Design Museum, 224-238  Kensington High Street      W8 6AG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design
PRICING  £12 (Adults), £9.50 (Concs), £6.50 (Children)
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VENUE  Design Museum 
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