Strangers Join Forces to Crowd-Source Texas Mod

Author

Amy Walton

Affiliation

modTEXAS

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Last year, modTEXAS launched an Instagram-based mapping project, "Mapping Mod," inviting participants to seek-out modern sites based on prescribed monthly themes such as public spaces, education, and commercial, then photograph and share them. 

The response was great: more than 2,600 images were shared using the hastag #modtexas. Working with local real estate publication Candy's Dirt, many of these locations have now been mapped. The mapping portion is still underway, but it is exciting to see the wealth of modern sites that have been documented thus far. 

Based on this success, and because there are still many more midcentury Texas resources out there to document, Mapping Mod will continue through 2020. Themes will alternate monthly. Check back here each month as the next theme is announced. 

  Month
 Theme

  January

 Roadside Attractions

  February

 

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  April

 

  May

 

  June

 

  July

 

  August

 

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If your organization would like to participate in Putting Modernism on the Map in Texas, or if you would like to start a similar initiative in your own state, contact Docomomo US at info@docomomo-us.org for an introduction to the project organizers and the monthly themes selected for 2020.

 

Project Collaborators

modTEXAS was founded in 2018 to champion preservation organizations who are engaged in work to celebrate and protect architecture from the midcentury.

These institutions are lead collaborators in the Mapping Mod initiative:  

Houston Mod @houston.mod

Docomomo US/Mid Tex Mod @midtexmod

Docomomo US/North Texas @docomomous_ntx

AIA Corpus Christi @aiacorpuschristi

AIA Dallas @aiadallas

Dallas Architecture Forum @dallasarchforum

Dallas Historical Society @dallashistory

Dallas Office of Historic Preservation @historicdallastx

Galveston Historical Foundation @galvestonhistory

Modern in San Antonio @moderninsa

Preservation Dallas @preservedallas

Preservation Texas @preservationtexas

San Antonio Office of Historical Preservation @sapreservation

Texas Historical Commission @txhistcomm