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Late Winter Updates:

As New Orleans approaches a new phase in the rebuilding effort, Project New Orleans is continuing to maintain a comprehensive repository of both professional and academic work. Our goal is to collect and catalog the design and planning dialogue. We are also compiling a publication of selected works, cataloging the efforts of planning and design processes. The exhibition at the African American Museum in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans was held in the final months of 2006, and was quite successful. Our website, www.project-neworleans.org is still a work in progress, and we are devoted to getting your work out to the general public. The website will make your work accessible to the public, who can then visualize the projects as their future.

We look forward to updating you. Thank you all for your contributions to Project New Orleans, without which our endeavor would not be so successful- keep them coming and stay tuned!

01.19.07   PROJECT NEW ORLEANS PRESENTS PROJECTS IN NEW YORK CITY! Project New Orleans gave a short presentation Thursday night in front of a fresh New York audience.

"New Orleans Now" at the Center for Architecture, AIA New York
12.19.06   EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED! Project New Orleans has lent some of its' catalog to the Boston Architectural Center in Boston, Massachusetts to be displayed as an encore exhibition.

Boston Architectural College


Tulane University Magazine
Tulane Hullabaloo

11.08.06   COMMUNITY DISCUSSION TONIGHT! Featuring a special presentation of the works in the exhibition by their authors. Presentation will be followed by a reception with wine and cheese.

The second and last community discussion is scheduled for Saturday, 11.18.06, from 3-5 pm.

EXHIBITION OPENING INSPIRES GUESTS! Last Saturday afternoon, 10.28.06, under a beautiful blue sky, we kicked off the exhibition with a wonderful party full of wonderful guests. For those of you who couldn't attend, here are some pictures:

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EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED! Project New Orleans will be curating an exhibition of studies, responses, and solutions for rebuilding New Orleans from America's schools of architecture.

New Orleans African American Museum
10.28.06 - 12.08.06

1418 Governor Nicholls Street
New Orleans, LA 70116

Free and open to the public, hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
For more information please call 504.566.1136

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We urge you to submit your ideas, visionary and practical, large and small, to Project New Orleans.

Project New Orleans is seeking to compile a record of all architectural and planning proposals created for the post-Katrina rebuilding of New Orleans. We seek projects at every scale – from the architectural to the regional – and from all engaged in thinking about futures for the city in physical terms. Students, professionals, activists and all others – from the U.S. and abroad and working under any auspices - are invited to submit graphic and written material. This will be displayed on our website as an interactive resource for the on-going process of rebuilding and later compiled in a book, to be published in 2007. The project is being collaboratively curated by Michael Sorkin, Carol Reese, and Anthony Fontenot.
Project New Orleans has already organized an exhibition of student projects devoted to New Orleans – over 300 boards – that was previewed in the summer and will be comprehensively displayed in October 2006. The Project is also actively engaged in organizing community participation in discussions stimulated by the growing body of work collected. We invite anyone who has undertaken a graphic project for New Orleans to submit materials to:

Project New Orleans
attn: Carol Reese
School of Architecture
Richardson Memorial
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Submissions should be formatted at 400 dpi (or better) and should include sufficient textual information to make them self-explanatory to viewers. Board size: either 30 x 40 or 40 x 30 inches. We prefer jpgs and pdfs. Please include text description to accompany the project in a word document.

09.18.06   WEBSITE LAUNCHED! http://www.project-neworleans.org/ is now a public online archive resource of student and professional work related to the future of New Orleans.