Non – Urban Renewal Project (NURP)

The Non-Urban Renewal Project consisted of sixty-two site-inspired installations. The Mojave Desert centered project incorporated the manipulation of materials from abandoned deteriorating structures and addressed their potential for renewal as dwellings. Though temporary and physically non-urbane, the dwellings were tribute to the historical monuments of place and domesticity.


The work is a commentary on issues of transience, ownership and gentrification in unique non- urban communities. Most of the structures were made in Wonder Valley, CA, with #59 including a thirteen hour live-in performance.


Invitational structures were created in Makerville, CA for X Marks the Spot, and in Joshua Tree, CA for BoxoHouse Projects, Treenial 2017.