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
WORK IN PROGRESS
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!
Centro Nacional de Estrategia para el Derecho al Territorio (CENEDET), Quito, Ecuador. Member Miguel Robles-Durán to co-direct with David Harvey this new Strategy Center for the Right to the Territory.
Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities is an ongoing project commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. It comprises a series of workshops, exhibitions and a publication.
Debt, Design and Displacement in the City, NYC. In collaboration with the Van Alen Institute, CohStra will host a workshop to bring together researchers, designers, and activists on the forefront of strategizing ways to reverse these cycles of debt and displacement.