Placement is Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar and Natasha Chandani, graphic designers currently based in Princeton (NJ), Brooklyn and Zagreb. They met while studying graphic design in the M.F.A. program at Yale University. They come together to work on site-specific projects that examine the interaction between people and places.Their first book, Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies (Metropolis Books, 2012) documented everyday life in Lafayette Park, a neighborhood of Mies van der Rohe–designed buildings in downtown Detroit and was selected for a 2012 50 Books/50 Covers award. Their second major project will look at the workings of the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo, a hotel built for the 1984 Winter Olympics that later hosted war reporters during the siege of the city in the 1990s. They are currently working on a creative placemaking project in Rockaway, Queens as part of the AIGA/NY Design/Relief initiative.They teach graphic design at Princeton, Parsons and the University North Koprivnica and have done work for various clients including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Volume magazine, Arsenal Berlin, Croatia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Placement was started in 2009.

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