Where indigenous voice has largely been absent, the architect must perform an altruistic role. They must become part of a larger support system, letting go of dated art historical or architectural references to invest wholeheartedly in the desires of source communities. In opposition to a dreary public consultation, The Choreum ensures that the source communities’ values take pride of place, THEIR knowledge and connection to THEIR artefacts transcending the tangible/material world that our profession limits us to.
The Choreum supersedes the current museological choreographies that surround cultural objects, confronting destructive architectures of handling, observing, and labelling. Accumulating the necessary expertise, we provide spaces for communities to explore their protocols or to invent new ones, ensuring that the museum is a momentary pause in the extended life of cultural objects.