Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) is a non-profit cooperative for socio-spatial research, design and development based in New York City, Rotterdam and Ibiza. CohStra was founded in the city of Rotterdam –right after the 2008 financial crash– by Lucia Babina, Emiliano Gandolfi, Gabriela Rendón and Miguel Robles-Durán. Since then CohStra has initiated operation centers in various cities across Europe, South and North America. Its action research endeavors to facilitate transformative and progressive urban intervention projects. This is undertaken through the active engagement with a range of locally embedded actors from governments, municipalities, cultural institutions, non-profit organizations and civic groups to researchers, artists, designers and independent activists that coalesce around the desire for social, spatial and environmental justice – in short, the Right to the City. Learn more about what we do


Seven Short Stories on Cohabitation Strategies, is the upcoming publication of Cohabitation Strategies. It will commemorate the organization’s 10 years of practice.
Chicago Architecture Biennial, Cohabitation Strategies has been selected to be part of the 2019 biennial edition titled…an other such stories.
From Here, Convening Place is a collaborative project seeking to define home in a context of urban restructuring in the vecinity of the Art Gallegy of Alberta, Edmonton.
Restored Spaces/Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge, Philadelphia. A project commissioned by Philadelphia Mural Arts / Lucia SanRoman and founded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
R for Republic, Milan, Italy. This project is conceived  to actively involve residents in the creation of solidarity economies together with the socially oriented artistic program offered by the theater group BAAM!



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