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Project, Anthropocene Museum, 2017-2019

This is a Project. It was architect: Kabage Karanja and Stella Mutegi and firm: Cave. It is dated 2017-2019. Its medium is model, concept plan, video.

This proposed museum is designed, in part, by millions of years of geologic processes. Architects surveyed the initial “trunk” of the cave using 3D-scanning technology, mapping the 2.5 million-year-old space for the first time. Visitors will experience the natural architecture as a space to reflect on the Anthropocene—the current geological age, in which humans exert a dominant influence on the environment.

It is credited Courtesy of Cave.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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