URBAN FRONT LAUNCHED AT 2019 CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL THIS WEEK

Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra) was invited to contribute to the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial titled…and other such stories. Drawing from over ten years of practice and collaborations across neighborhoods, cities, and nations Urban Front emerged as an outgrowth of Cohstra’s work expanding the organization’s global capacity under the leadership of Miguel Robles-Durán and long term collaborator

COHABITATION STRATEGIES SELECTED FOR CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL

We are happy to announce Cohabitation Strategies has been selected to be part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019. Titled…and other such stories, the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial is rooted in close readings of the spatial realities of its host city. It invites practitioners and the public to engage with architecture and the built environment as

COHABITATION STRATEGIES AT SOCIAL FOOD FORUM

Cohabitation Strategies’ co-founder Lucia Babina participated at the Mammamiaaa Social Food Forum, curated by John Thackara. For three days, from March 7th-10th, fifteen Social Food Curators from across Europe met together in Matera,  2019 European Capital of Culture, and in Grottole to share the best practices about social food. During those three days John Thackara and the

FROM HERE, CONVENING PLACE

This month Cohabitation Strategies kicked off the collaborative project From Here, Convening Place at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. The project is a local response to the current neighbourhood restructuring taking place in the vicinity of the gallery which is affecting a number of long-term residents and local groups rooted in downtown Edmonton. From Here, Convening Place sparked a dialog among

SOUVENIRS: NEW NEW YORK ICONS

According to Storefront for Art and Architecture, as a contemporary form of commercialized nostalgia, souvenirs are the ultimate cliche in the representation of a city. Producing collective imaginaries made up of lines that follow the profiles of superlative sculptures, buildings, and stories, souvenirs have become, according to this organization, the reference points that anchor a

COHSTRA AT MONTALVO ARTS CENTER

Cohabitation Strategies was granted a fellowship at Montalvo Art Center‘s Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP). LAP is designed to offer artists from a range of disciplines an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. Seeking to stimulate an energetic exchange of ideas between culturally diverse Fellows and across varied artistic fields and scholarly disciplines, the

TEMPORARY OFFICE OF URBAN DISTURBANCES

The Temporary Office of Urban Disturbances took over Mitchell-Innes & Nash’s gallery space to give life to If you can’t afford to live here, mo-o-ve!! exhibition which expands the living archive of artist Martha Rosler’s emblematic 1989 three-show cycle entitled If You Lived Here… . The exhibition, which will be open from June 7 through July

PLAYGROUNDS FOR USEFUL KNOWLEDGE REPORT

Illustration by Heidi Chisholm Cohabitation Strategies’ Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge Report was presented at a neighborhood convening today in South Philadelphia. The event was curated by the Philadelphia Mural Arts’ Restore Spaces Initiative and Lucia Sanromán, the project curator. The neighborhood convening aimed to discuss the research process and findings, and explore with community stakeholders ways of cooperation

PLAYGROUNDS FOR USEFUL KNOWLEDGE: ACTION THREE

The last action of the Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge took place at Mifflin Square last September in South Philadelphia. After the last committee meeting in the summer, the entire team entered a very productive operative phase. Working closely with curator Lucía Sanromán, CohStra curated the event, while Shari Hersh and the Restored Spaces team organized and

PLAYGROUNDS FOR USEFUL KNOWLEDGE: ACTION TWO

Last weekend the second action of Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge took place at 632 Jackson Street in South Philadelphia. The event activities brought up a number of interrelated issues that emerged over and over again in community meetings organized at the neighborhood hub during the last couple of weeks. In these conversations the committees formed in Action One, which focus on diverse social, spatial and