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

PLAYGROUNDS FOR USEFUL KNOWLEDGE: ACTION ONE

Cohabitation Strategies’ latest project Playgrounds for Useful Knowledge initiated a series of Actions last month in South Philadelphia. The first Action, which main aim was sharing and exchanging local knowledge, took place on a fenced vacant lot which was opened up and transformed into a community space at 632 Jackson Street. Narratives shared over the last months by community members

COOPERATIVE CITIES

Last night a trans-generational cohort of  women enquired  the politics of cooperation, solidarity  and commoning as a foundation for the production of just, inclusive and resilient cites. The discussion was part of the first panel of the 2014-2015 Stephan Weiss Lecture Series: Cooperative Cities. Each year, the School of Design Strategies at Parsons/The New School hosts this event, subsequently publishing

UNEVEN GROWTH PROJECT TEAM AT PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH

On September 21st, Cohstra’s design and production team working for the forthcoming MoMA exhibition, Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanism for Expanding Megacities, took the streets to film the last footage of the Uneven Growth documentary. The documentary aims to reveal the housing crisis in New York City, as well as policies and agents increasing the city’s social divide. It

COHABITATION STRATEGIES IS HIRING A PART-TIME URBAN RESEARCHER

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. Cohabitation Strategies is hiring a part-time Urban Researcher for the Philadelphia Action Unions Program. URBAN RESEARCHER WITH EXPERIENCE IN GEOGRPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) AND DATA VISUALIZATION Part-time urban researcher with experience in GIS (QGIS preferred) and data visualization, to support an urban research project coordinated by Cohabitation Strategies for Mural