Sharon Denise Talbot
AIA New Orleans along with the Downtown Development District, the city of New Orleans, the Louisiana Architecture Foundation and numerous private businesses held the fourth annual architecture and art event called DesCours. this event is free of charge and open to the public. Held the second week of Decemeber this event invites internationally renowned architects and artists to create 15 architecture installations within “hidden” locations in the heart of New Orleans. This Art Scavenger hunt takes you to private courtyards, rooftops, abandon buildings and walkways. All locations normally unseen, inaccessible or unseen by the public.
Descours is unique in that it provides a platform for experimentation within the architecture field, showcasing architecture installations that use new materials, methods, technology and interactivity. It is an opportunity to view contemporary designs in a historic setting. DesCours provides much more than a series of innovative architecture installations, in that it also invited musicians to perform nightly within the sites. This pairing of local musical talent, historic settings and inventive architecture installations offers a truly one of a kind experience.