Friday, May 27, 2011

A Plea for Modernism

The Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, Louisiana has been celebrated worldwide for its innovative, regionally-expressive modern design – the structure sustained moderate damage during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and has remained since. The school is slated for demolition this summer. DOCOMOMO Louisiana is advocating for its restoration via adaptive reuse. “A Plea For Modernism” is narrated by actor Wendell Pierce