Docomomo US welcomes cf3 as a Friend Organization


Michele Racioppi


Docomomo US staff


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Docomomo US is pleased to welcome Cincinnati Form Follows Function (cf3) as an official Friend Organization. Docomomo US recognizes there are a number of regional organizations in the United States that share similar mission and values. We offer like-minded non-profit preservation organizations the opportunity to link to our network by becoming an official Friend Organization. Friend Organization membership offers enhanced communication and cooperation between our organizations, name inclusion on Docomomo US official documents, and increased opportunities and discounts for members.

Founded in 2005, cf3 is a non-profit whose focus is modern design in and around the greater Cincinnati area. Their mission is to explore, uncover, educate, preserve, appreciate and document modern architecture and design. Attending educational and other events, members explore the area's rich architectural and design history. Cf3 believes education through engagement offers not only social experiences, but also fosters awareness to preserve and protect the area's mid-century heritage.

A few examples of these efforts include: working with Cincinnati city council to allocate funds to uncover and restore the Charley Harper mural, "Spacewalk," (1970) at the Duke Energy Center, sponsoring Elizabeth Garber to read from her memoir "Implosion," and discuss life with her modernist architect father, Woodie Garber, and saving sand cast murals by Edgar Tafur (1960) from certain demolition.

Cf3 Board Members:

Lauren Young, President
David Smith, Vice President
Lou Batsch, Treasurer
Brian Pierson, Membership
Susan Rissover
Shawn Patrick Tubb

How to get involved with cf3:

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If your organization is interested in learning more about becoming a Friend Organization of Docomomo US, reach out to us at


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