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Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects
András Szántó

Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, András Szántó

Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, András SzántóImagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects
András Szántó
Hatje Cantz


288 pages
120 x 190 mm
ISBN 9783775752770


Following on the widely read The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues, which explored how museums are changing through conversations with today’s generation of museum directors, New York-based author and cultural strategy advisor András Szántó’s new compilation turns its attention to architects. The conclusion of The Future of the Museum was that the “software” of art museums has evolved. Museum leaders are “working to make institutions more open, inclusive, experiential, culturally polyphonic, technologically savvy, attuned to the needs of their communities, and engaged in the defining issues of our time.” It follows that the “hardware” of the art museum must also change. Conversations with a carefully selected group of architects survey current thinking in the field, engaging not only architects who have built some of the world’s most iconic institutions, but also members of an emerging global generation that is destined to leave its mark on the museum of the future.

Conversation partners: Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ), David Adjaye (Adjaye Associates), Paula Zasnicoff Cardoso & Carlos Alberto Maciel (Arquitetos Associados), David Chipperfield (David Chipperfield Architects), Minsuk Cho (Mass Studies), Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Frida Escobedo, Sou Fujimoto (Sou Fujimoto Architects), Lina Ghotmeh (Lina Ghotmeh – Architecture), Bjarke Ingels (BIG | Bjarke Ingels Group), Kabage Karanja & Stella Mutegi (Cave_bureau), Li Hu & Huang Wenjing (OPEN), Jing Liu & Florian Idenburg (SO – IL), Yansong Ma (MAD Architects), Winy Maas (MVRDV), Roth – Eduardo Neira (Roth Architecture), Stephan Schütz (gmp Architekten), Kerstin Thompson (_KTA), Xu Tiantian (DnA Design and Architecture), Kulapat Yantrasast (WHY), Liam Young (SCI-Arc).

About the Author
András Szántó advises museums, foundations, educational institutions, and leading brands worldwide on cultural strategy. He has directed the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University and has overseen the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

About the Publisher
Hatje Cantz is a German book publisher specialising in photography, art, architecture and design. It was established in 1945 by Gerd Hatje and has offices in Stuttgart and Berlin. Hatje Cantz Verlag has a backlist of nearly 800 titles.