"This building, and others in the Bywater district, bears a steel marker cut by artist Erica Larkin that overlays the fading X-code precisely, so even as the paint fades, the symbol remains. In this way, the history of the building is recorded in a way that a historical plaque can never achieve. The affects of the flood may be repaired, and the demographics of the neighborhood may change. But the building is coded. Coded with both the specific meaning of the X-code, and the significance of a wall that is, forever, marked with the history it survived."
coded buildings | THE STATE on the X-code markings left by the Urban Search and Rescue teams after Hurricane Katrina, and elsewhere.

"This building, and others in the Bywater district, bears a steel marker cut by artist Erica Larkin that overlays the fading X-code precisely, so even as the paint fades, the symbol remains. In this way, the history of the building is recorded in a way that a historical plaque can never achieve. The affects of the flood may be repaired, and the demographics of the neighborhood may change. But the building is coded. Coded with both the specific meaning of the X-code, and the significance of a wall that is, forever, marked with the history it survived."

coded buildings | THE STATE on the X-code markings left by the Urban Search and Rescue teams after Hurricane Katrina, and elsewhere.

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    Fascinating. See also Katrina + 5: an X-code exhibition, cited in that post.
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    This is a few blocks from my house.
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