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Peterson and Yi, along with Cyrus Peñarroyo of Extents, form The Detroit Reuse Collective and are awarded an Engaging Workshops Grant from the University of Michigan. Read more about their grant proposal here.
Peterson and Yi document how residents use the Detroit Land Bank in their essay Stewardship as Ownership, published in Log 54: Coauthoring. Read the full article here.
Clyde Burton Oasis, a collaboration through Design Advocates, is currently fundraising for its first phase of completion. The design will create a rooftop “room” on top of Clyde Burton House, a single-room-occupancy (SRO) housing facility serving 33 formerly homeless men and women over the age of 55.
Low Rise: Housing Ideas for Los Angeles, re-reoriented zoning “from a focus on transactions to kinship” and to addressed “the scale of the anthropocene itself,” and received an honorable mention from the city of Los Angeles.
Yi lectures as part of the MAS Context Fall Talks 2020 series on collectively adapted housing in China.
Peterson is awarded an artist residency at the Montello Foundation.
Yi receives a grant through the Rice Design Alliance to develop an inclusive housing model based on the historic Single Room Occupancy model.
Building Subjects, authored by Peter and published by Standpunkte, distills four collective housing typologies in China. Completed in collaboration with Nancy P. Lin, Normal and Some All None. The project received a grant from the Graham Foundation.
Peterson is invited to teach PartStudio, an advanced studio she developed for the Rhode Island Institute of Design.
Yi’s summer travel studio, Total Architectures: Art as Life in the Netherlands, Germany, and Russia traces three interconnected Modernist movements through buildings undergoing various states of preservation. A custom designed website was used as an instructional aid and trip documentation during the travels, and became a customizable image library for seeing new connections between the buildings studied following the travel.
Yi’s fellowship project is exhibited in Things Around Us. The project initiated an ongoing collaboration with the non-profit 555 Arts on their renovation of the former Banner Cigar Company Building in Detroit. The work, 5 Parts for 555, explores collective making, material experimentation, and part-to-whole relationships within the context of an existing building undergoing transformation.
Laura Marie Peterson and De Peter Yi open 1+1+ Architects.