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LaSalle Cultural Corridor, 2014–present

This is a Project. It was designed by Louisiana State University and Tulane University and collaborator: Reverend Tyrone Edwards, Tulane City Center, Mardi Gras Indian Council, LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs and Harmony Neighborhood Development. It is dated 2014–present.

To counter uneven investment in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, the Mardi Gras Indian tribes—resident culture-bearers—partnered with designers envisioning LaSalle Cultural Corridor, a revitalization—driven by arts, history and culture—of LaSalle Street, a major thoroughfare in historic Central City. Empty shotgun houses will be repurposed for locally incubated micro-enterprises and cultural organizations, including a permanent Mardi Gras Indian Cultural Campus, and vacant lots activated with an interpretive park and market, anchored by an iconic jazz club and youth arts center.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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