Art Basel Conversations: The Architecture of the Future Museum

Museums are changing rapidly, along with their architecture. They seek to become more open, more community-centered, more experiential, more digital, more connected to nature – and architects are enrolled to help realize these ambitions. This conversation explores how architecture can lead the way in advancing and enhancing the museum. How can architecture give expression to the museum’s democratic and inclusive aspirations and accommodate new forms of digital creativity? What are the responsibilities of museum architecture when it comes to raising ecological awareness and the ongoing process of decolonizing collections? Can architecture help maintain museums at the center of our civic life?

After the event, András Szántó will hold a signing of his latest publication Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues With Architects (Hatje Cantz 2023) in the Hatje Cantz bookstore, Hall 2.

Lina Ghotmeh, Founder, Lina Ghotmeh Architecture, Paris
Klaus Biesenbach, Director, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Kulapat Yantrasast, Founder and Creative Director, WHY, Los Angeles
Jacques Herzog, Founding Partner, Herzog & de Meuron, Basel
Moderator: András Szántó, author and cultural strategy advisor, New York

Conversations take place in the Auditorium, Hall 1 ground floor. They are free and open to the public, booking is recommended see above. Doors will open 10 min before the event.
All Conversations will also be livestreamed on our Facebook channel with closed captions. A recording will be available on our website and youtube channel after the event.


16. Jun 2023




Messe Basel
Messeplatz, Basel


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