OMA, The White Cube, Lusanga, Congo, 2017
OMA, The White Cube, under construction.
CATPC member Mulela Mabamba's performance celebrating the repatriation of the White Cube in a traditional Bapende Mugangi.
A visitor seeing Luc Tuymans' Mwana Kitoko through Carsten Holler's Upside Down Goggles in one of the Kisendus. © Thomas Nolf
Collective cartograpy. © Léonard Pongo
OMA, The White Cube, exterior rendering. Courtesy LIRCAEI and OMA
OMA, The White Cube, interior rendering. Courtesy LIRCAEI and OMA
The White Cube will include an internet platform that connects its research to plantations and museums worldwide. Plugged into these international networks, the White Cube will transform the former palm oil plantation of Lusanga into a legitimization machine, investigating and relaying the strategies of resistance alongside visions for the future of plantation workers globally. Within five years, LIRCAEI seeks to have designed the blueprint for a new economic model in which art serves as an engine to start inclusive and ecological post-plantations throughout the Congo.
The White Cube, Lusanga, Congo
Program: research centre
Design team: David Gianotten (managing Partner – architect) Max Scherer, Adrian Subagyo
Executive architects: Bureau d’étude Ijambo, Arsène Ijambo Kambaza
Construction: Copirec, John Kayamba Mafunkolo