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This week, David Adjaye spoke to Dezeen at the opening of his new exhibition



This week, Dezeen interviewed architect David Adjaye at the opening of his Making Memory exhibition, where he said that architects need to work to counter false narratives.
Adjaye, a British-Ghanian architect who was knighted for his work in 2017, was talking about an exhibition of his monuments and memorials at the Design Museum in London, which launched on 1 February.
"I think it's important for architecture to be one of the devices that's not about propagating fictions about history," he said. "When your monuments contradict the narratives that have been projected, it breaks the illusion."
BIG proposes gondola for its Oakland A's ballpark redesign
Leading architects to hit the headlines this week included Danish firm BIG, which released visuals of an expansive cable-car system to be built as part of the new baseball stadium in Oakland. Henning Larsen announced its plans to extend Paris' largest opera house, the Opéra Bastille, with a new foyer, performance space and workshop.
Note Design Studio creates artificial snow dunes on rooftop in Stockholm
In Sweden, the annual Stockholm Design Week festival took place. Highlights included Note Design Studio's snowy rooftop installation and an exhibition of furniture made from recycled materials.
However, behind the scenes it was reported that Chinese designer Neri&Hu considered withdrawing as guest of honour over the "abysmal" build quality of its installation.
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