Daily Dust :: Djenné
I'm sure he'll immediately grasp the aesthetic potential. Anyway, it’s obvious -- the Museum of Dust should, logically, be composed of dust. It is in ancient mudbrick structures like this mosque in Mali that the paradox of dust is resolved at the same time it is incarnated. It is a standing wave – renewed and worn away and renewed again, over the tens then hundreds of years, until every atom has been replaced.
Plus which, I’m the client. It’s about what I want.
And what I want is what’s best for the Museum. A structure based on the spectacular forms of Mali’s mud mosques could put us on the cultural map like Gehry’s Guggenheim did for Bilboa.
More extraordinary photographs by Ferdinand Reus >>
Archnet has exceptional photographs of a couple of hundred of Mali’s less well-known mud mosques by Sebastian Schutyser >>