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DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana announces its relaunch with the appointment of officers Ian Mills, president; Paula Peer, vice president; John Guarnieri, secretary; and Maryann Miller, treasurer. Docomomo Louisiana was founded in 2005 and became inactive in 2011. The new officers of Docomomo US/Louisiana Chapter will host a Meet + Greet on Oct. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1033 Jackson Ave., Suite 201. RSVP to [email protected]
The Louisiana chapter of DOCOMOMO, located in New Orleans, is the international working party for the Documentation and Conservation of Modern Movement buildings and neighborhoods. The chapter was most active in the years after Hurricane Katrina when damaged modern buildings were threatened with demolition. Together as architects, architectural historians, archivists, students, preservationists and building enthusiasts, the group documented 150 of New Orleans’ most significant modern buildings and published the information in a phone app, advocated for the reuse of buildings, and organized events and tours.
DOCOMOMO chapters throughout the world are largely volunteer efforts. Anyone with an interest in raising awareness about modern buildings in the New Orleans area is welcome to volunteer for upcoming documentation projects. Reach out by email to [email protected]