Barbados taps David Adjaye for a new heritage district and memorial to Western slavery

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced today that Ghanaian-British architect Sir David Adjaye has been commissioned to lead the design of the Barbados Heritage District. The major new historic-cultural site will be developed at Newton Plantation, located just outside of the small eastern Caribbean island country’s capital and largest city of Bridgetown.

As detailed in a press release, the first-of-its-kind district for the Caribbean, which will be dedicated to “to accurately recounting the historic and contemporary impact of slavery on Barbados and on the lives of individuals, cultures, and nations of the Western hemisphere,” is set to include a museum, global research center, and a memorial, the

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