4. MUSEUM / reflection
Considered the cultural bedrock in any city, the museum presents a curated collection of historical realities and permanence. Its value beyond cultural enrichment and record is in its ability to project existential reflections upon our current society. As a viewer, you are courted to take pause in contextualizing your relationship between you and civilization at large.
In this museum proposal, entitled 'Today is History', a museum is a collection of outdoor interventions instead of than a single, sprawling institution. It is human-scaled, not taking up more space than a few phonebooths, and condensed into a part-public seating and part-machine space. The intention is to think differently about how we perceive enshrined history — rather than our stories be put through the filtered lens of insitutional power, the museum(s) would provide the opportunity for people to upload their personal accounts of history via objects.