Support the Cause: The Neutra Preservation Wall of Shame
by The Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design
The Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design is proposing the creation of The Neutra Preservation Wall of Shame, in order to raise awareness on the destruction and desecration of many Neutra works that should have been respectfully preserved for future generations to enjoy and learn from.
"On it will be emblassoned the names of the aggrieved projects, the date they were despoiled, and the names of the perpetrators, so that they can be publicly shamed for their lack of appreciation of the art objects of which they were supposed to be caring stewards!"
The latest desecration of some of the few remaining examples in Orange County gave rise to the project. The Orange Coast College Board of Trustees plans to demolish most of the original Neutra buildings on their campus, according to the OCC Vision 2020 Facilties Master Plan.
In an attempt to avoid the loss of such masterpieces of modern architecture, Dion Neutra started a petition pleading for the safeguard of the buildings. Please spread the word and sign the petition here.
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