A Headquarters for Resistance
Though its original title has faded into the past, the old Georgia Teachers & Educators Association building (GT&EA) represents a decades-long story of the civil rights movement and resistance against segregated education systems in Atlanta.
To learn more about the history of this building, listen below:
The original headquarters of the GT&EA still stands today, although the organization ceased to exist in 1970. A model of the building has been created to accompany these digital artifacts, to help tell tie the building to its stories. The model has been built with laser engraved bricks and 3D printed windows and doors. But it also doubles as a birdhouse, built especially for the Carolina Wren.
The replica contains a special compartment that is their perfect size! Listen to the clip below to hear more about the Wrens living in the Atlanta area.
Birdhouses in Washington Park
This building, along with three other replica-birdhouse projects, will be installed in Washington Park, Atlanta, in Fall 2019. There, the buildings will serve a new and interactive purpose telling these and other stories through multi-media. To listen to more stories and find out more about Atlanta’s history, please visit the links below.
To learn more about the project, please visit the Home Page.