Five Things That Caught our Eye
Every three weeks, we round up a list of five articles that caught our eye. Here’s our team's top 5 of the week.
Please Turn on your Phone in the Museum
Rather than fighting visitors to put away their cellphones, museums are beginning to warm up to the idea of technology. Here are four ways that curators are shaking things up.
When a Museum Becomes a Symbol of a Country’s Contradictions
Winnipeg's Museum of Human Rights opened its doors in 2014 with hope of starting a larger conversation about global injustices. But instead, some critics are saying the museum has become a symbol of the country’s contradictions - a nation that struggles to reconcile with “a legacy of human rights violations against indigenous peoples.”
Branding Barcelona's Infamous Football Club with a Reimagined Fan Experience
In order to survive, the world’s greatest football clubs are competing for fans internationally. For Spain’s FC Barcelona, that means pushing the team's brand into new territory by completely reimagining the fan experience. The result: Espai Barça, a district dedicated to all things football.
The MoMA Opens an Exhibition on Refugee Architecture
A new exhibition exploring the global refugee crisis is currently on at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. With one central question, how to house tens of millions of people in transit, it examines decades worth of design proposals that have sought to respond to a pressing need for shelter.
Building a Museum in Palestine's West Bank
The recently unveiled Palestinian Museum acts a as a hub for a future network of museums in the West Bank. Despite the realities of “building in a volatile area, where the political situation is fluid, [...] and there is no government funding”, the project was made possible by people determined to create a platform for Palestine’s youngest generations.