The new documentary THIS BUILDING WILL SING FOR ALL OF US by Oliver Hardt portrays the British-Ghanain architect DAVID ADJAYE and explores his design for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C..
The museum is currently under construction is scheduled to open in 2015. The film focuses on the question of how Adjaye deals with the challenge of building one of the most important buildings in African American history. What role does “African” play in the idea of “African American?” And in what form are historical, social and aesthetic considerations manifested in his design for the museum?
THIS BUILDING WILL SING FOR ALL OF US (D 2013, 28 min.)
On air in Germany, France and Switzerland: August 28, 5h45pm on Arte
Online on Arte +7 from August 28 to September 4 (Europe only)