d o c om o m o l o u i s i a n a is a regional chapter of an international committee dedicated to the
documentation and conservation of the buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Is there a future for the recent past in New Orleans?
Francine Stock, president of DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana, writes about the current situation of the mid-century public schools in the city. Either demolished or in danger of demolition, these structures represent a type of architecture that was forward thinking and innovative in the way they were built and used by the public. The process to discuss their future when they become obsolete has failed to provide a fair space to listen to new options. Can we establish another way of approaching this problem?
In accordance with DOCOMOMO-US, the Louisiana chapter advocates the documentation and conservation of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana and the Gulf South region’s manifestations of the Modern movement.