Nov 18, 2016
THEME: Point of View

Designing for Community, On Our Way

With unprecedented numbers of visitors streaming into the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture every day, and with timed entry passes “sold out” through March 2017, global interest and excitement around this iconic destination are as strong as ever.

We are proud to share with you the third and final installment of In Their Own Words – our video series about Phil Freelon, NMAAHC Lead Architect, and Zena Howard, NMAAHC Senior Project Manager. Here, Phil and Zena share a few words about the importance of community—and about how designers have a social responsibility to improve the lives of community members.

Phil Freelon, On Our Way

Zena Howard, Designing for Community

Previous installments of In Their Own Words explore Phil and Zena’s personal journeys toward becoming involved in this project, and the impact this museum will have on the narrative arc of the country into the future:

Phil Freelon, A Personal History

Zena Howard, A Personal Journey

Phil Freelon, Building A Legacy

Zena Howard, Uniting Toward the Future

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