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David Adjaye: "Architecture Cannot be Autonomous"

David Adjaye: "Architecture Cannot be Autonomous"
David Adjaye: "Architecture Cannot be Autonomous", © Adjaye Associates
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"I believe that for architecture to be emotionally relevant to people, that there has to be a connection, [that] there has to be a relationship, that architecture cannot be autonomous. If it's not connected to the lives of people, the histories of people, I think there's a problem." In a recent interview with Aljazeera's Lisa Fletcher, British architect David Adjaye discusses his recent work and how the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History will serve as a "negotiator" on racial tension in the US. Read the full interview, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "David Adjaye: "Architecture Cannot be Autonomous"" 31 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/772803/david-adjaye-architecture-cannot-be-autonomous/> ISSN 0719-8884
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