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Thunder Valley Regenerative Community, 2014–present

This is a Project. It was architect: BNIM and Pyatt Studio and made for (as the client) Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, with the Oglala Lakota people. It is dated 2014–present.

The Thunder Valley Regenerative Community’s bold design, with self-sufficiency, economic self-determination, and environmental resilience as guiding goals, is a 34-acre living laboratory for developing innovative, Native-generated, cooperatively owned solutions. To overcome Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s systemic poverty, Oglala Lakota youth formed Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, collaborating with a team of planners and designers on a vision that includes high-performance buildings for housing, culture, and commerce; common areas for markets and powwows; secluded spiritual spaces and trails; and sustainable energy and regenerative landscapes.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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