The paper takes the adverb yet and its semantic fluctuations (repetition and continuation; contrast; expectation and possibility), as well as its temporalities (continuation of the past; prolongation of the present; projection into the future) as figures that complicate a simple understanding of repurposing as a change in the function or use of building materials and components, negotiating overlaps between the transformation (and yet) and perpetuation (yet again) of that which exists. As tools for protecting the distance between what something is and what something is for, they also prompt a distinction between the actual and dispositional properties of objects.  
Published in Vesper: Journal of Architecture, Arts & Theory, Quodlibet (2023). Read about the issue here. Purchase it here.