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


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


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


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


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

Creative Alternatives to Capitalism Conference

Miguel Robles-Durán and Gabriela Rendón, both co-founders of Cohabitation Strategies, will be part of the Creative Alternatives to Capitalism Conference. The event is sponsored by The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Office of Public Programs, and Advanced Research Collective, Graduate Center, CUNY; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Office of Continuing Education on Public

Tactical Workshop

Cohabitation Strategies invited a diverse group of people involved in art, architecture, urban planning, housing and community organizing in New York City to discuss a proposal for the exhibition Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities last Friday, April 25th. This was the second local workshop. The first one took place at MoMa PS1 last October 2013.

Miguel Robles-Durán, Charlas y Entrevistas durante el VII Foro Urbano Mundial.

Miguel Robles-Durán, co-fundador de Cohabitation Strategies, participó en numerosas sesiones en Medellin durante el VII Foro Urbano Mundial. Foro Social Urbano, Alternativo y Popular. Desde Abajo: La Otra Posición para Ver. Abril 6 2014, 10:30am. Panel Crisis Urbana: Ciudad, planificación urbana, los derechos en las ciudades y el derecho a la ciudad. Entrevista para el

Ciudades en Acción / Action Cities

Cohabitation Strategies en el VII Foro Urbano Mundial. Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín. Abril 8-10 de 2014. Ciudades en Acción. Procesos Locales para re-imaginar sociedades urbanas. Las historias que están detrás de la transformación de Medellín. Las historias que están detrás de la transformación de las ciudades. Martes 8 de abril Sector privado, Arte, y Ciudad. 4:00

Publication in progress of the Guelph-Wellington Rural-Urban Program

Illustration: Housing by Heidi Chisholm. The Guelph-Wellington Rural-Urban Program, an urban research project developed by Cohabitation Strategies for the Musagetes Foundation will be published soon. The publication is in progress. The research methodology included participatory methodologies to engage locals from various neighborhoods and backgrounds. Roundtable discussions, assemblies, driving group meetings, mapping workshops, and a bi-monthly free