Posters promote restoring avenue in place of freeway
JAN. 31, 2020
These posters have been installed under the Claiborne Expressway, an elevated freeway in New Orleans that replaced oak-tree-lined Claiborne Avenue—the heart of the Treme neighborhood—in the 1960s. Some of those who came of age during the highway's construction continue to fight to restore Claiborne Avenue and repair the damage to their community.
The latest effort is tactical—the posters that have been placed on the concrete freeway supports (see photo below) by the Claiborne Avenue Alliance. The installation Paradise Lost|Paradise Found, was created in collaboration with Farr Associates of Chicago.