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interiors awards exhibit By Jean Nayar Photography by Will Crocker Photography project: client: Prospect.1 New Orleans U.S. Biennial Inc. New Orleans Eskew+Dumez+Ripple location: designer: One of North America’s most distinctive port cities, New Orleans is known around the world for its complex and vibrant culture—a place where Creole cuisine, folk art, jazz, brass bands, and a melánge of languages, influences, and people merge in a shared identity that transcends its diverse population. So, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it isn’t surprising that people from all over the globe rallied to support its on-going recovery. Among the many contributions to the city was Prospect.1 New Orleans, the largest biennial of international contemporary art ever organized in the United States. Its aim was to help redevelop the city as a cultural destination. And the biennial’s imaginative Welcome Center—designed by New Orleans-based Eskew+Dumex+Ripple as the starting point for the citywide exhibition—was in its own way a reflection of New Orleans’ international cultural heritage. Organized by curator Dan Cameron, the director of U.S. biennials for the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, the exhibition showcased the work of 81 artists from 39 countries in 22 museums, historic buildings, warehouses, and other “found” locations throughout the city from November 2008 through January 2009. The contract january/february 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - January/February 2010

Contract - January/February 2010
Not Just for Specifiers
Designers of the Year
Legend Award
The 31st Annual Interiors Awards
Large Office
Small Office
Public Space
Adaptive Reuse
Environmental Design
Designers Rate: Ergonomic Seating
Less is More
Ad Index

Contract - January/February 2010