One Architect’s Vision of Replacing Confederate Statues
While still on the subject of Confederate statues, one man explores a creative and fitting way to replace the statues being removed from cities across the country. Architect Bryan C. Lee’s Paper Monuments project is working on a new expression of New Orleans’ legacy through a different type of architecture. The project will consist of posters placed across the city that depict the history of the 300 year old city.
Can you find this poster about the Arson Attack at the UpStairs Lounge? #framinghistory #papermonuments #monumentsforall pic.twitter.com/BXi5hiiELc
— Paper Monuments (@PaperMonuments) February 20, 2019
Although the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia recently has put the issue of Confederate Statues back in the headlights, other cities throughout the South started removing these statues months ago. The Robert E. Lee statue in New Orleans was removed back in May. The Paper Monuments project aims to fill in the gap while staying true to history without glorifying the city’s racist past.
Read the full article on the project and Bryan C. Lee here.
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