Placement is a transient, site-specific project about the interaction of people and places. We define places broadly — they can be abstract ideas of places (e.g., the beach, downtown, public benches) or physical geographical locations (e.g., Lafayette Park in Detroit). Within that, our interest is specific: it is to call attention to the spontaneous aesthetic decisions people make when they use a place. In each case, we aim to collaborate with people who know each site well.

Our first project location is Lafayette Park in Detroit, USA. Our second project location is the Holiday Inn, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Holiday Inn, Sarajevo

We are working on a book documenting the life and times of the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo.

Dear Rockaway,

“Dear Rockaway,” is an oral history project designed to increase social connectedness across the peninsula by activating public space with words from members of the Rockaway community. It is part of Design/Relief, an AIGA/NY special initiative.

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park, Detroit

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies illustrates life in the Lafayette Park neighborhood of downtown Detroit, home to the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe-designed buildings in the world. Here, we focus attention on the community of people who live in his buildings and attempt to open up a discussion between architecture connoisseurs and architecture users.