Bioblitz in Taskertown

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Bioblitz in Taskertown

Probing the urban wilds of Bangalore with a local team of citizen scientists in search of the hidden behaviors and virtues of spontaneous vegetation. 

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Commonstudio's "Let it Grow" Interview

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Commonstudio's "Let it Grow" Interview

Let it Grow is a platform that facilitates entrepreneurs, urban idealists, and artists in bringing their green innovations to life, with a specific focus on plant and seed-based projects.  We were honored to be featured in their latest interview series, where we discuss our process, the limits of tactical urbanism, and our current work in India. 

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Piranesi, Pasolini, and Punk Rock—Reflections on the Meanings and Potentials of Urban Wastelands in the Eternal City (and Beyond).

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Piranesi, Pasolini, and Punk Rock—Reflections on the Meanings and Potentials of Urban Wastelands in the Eternal City (and Beyond).

Cities have always been subject to the forces of ruination.  Buildings, monuments, and infrastructures built with the pretense of permanence, inevitably succumb to the shifting fates of disinvestment, abandonment and transition.  How should we look at these spaces as citizens, as designers, planners, and ecologists? What’s going on within them and why does it matter?

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Bangalore or Bust: Commonstudio Heads to India

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Bangalore or Bust: Commonstudio Heads to India

Commonstudio is Bangalore bound!  Well, almost.  Fuelled by a 2016/17 Fulbright-Nehru research grant from the United States-India Education Fund (USIEF), we're thrilled to have the opportunity to put down some temporary roots in India, beginning in October of 2016. 

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Signs of Life at The Metropoliz Future Forest

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Signs of Life at The Metropoliz Future Forest

Last week marked our first visit to the Metropoliz Future Forest site since our assisted migration efforts in the fall of 2015.  We were honored to co-lead a group of visiting scholars, artists, and designers from the American Academy in Rome for a “Walk & Talk” which focused on the many signs of life and friction that exist in the contemporary fringes of the “eternal city.”  

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Commonstudio to join "Come In" exhibition at the A+D Museum Los Angeles

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Commonstudio to join "Come In" exhibition at the A+D Museum Los Angeles

(Los Angeles, CA) — On March 24, A+D Architecture and Design Museum>LosAngeles will present Come In! DTLA, an exhibition that celebrates the Museum’s new neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles and the designers who find inspiration there!

The latest installment of the Museum's Come In series presents what is on the minds and in the studios of the cutting edge, innovative designers of Los Angeles. Featured work pushes the boundaries of traditional forms of architecture and design and extends to graphics, digital media, landscape, fashion, furniture, installation, photography, sculpture and more.

Come In! DTLA is organized by A+D Architecture and Design Museum>Los Angeles and curated by Danielle Rago. Exhibition design by Tyler McMartin.

Commonstudio will demonstrate how many of our projects and overall creative trajectories were inspired by our time in Los Angeles,  and how these ideas relate to ongoing challenges within Downtown Los Angeles and beyond.

Find out more at www.aplusd.org

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“The Ecologies of Elsewhere” A Walk & Talk with Daniel Phillips, Kim Karlsrud, and Lindsay Harris.

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“The Ecologies of Elsewhere” A Walk & Talk with Daniel Phillips, Kim Karlsrud, and Lindsay Harris.

Commonstudio co-founders Kim and Daniel will participate in a conversational excursion to the post-industrial periphery of Rome on the morning of March 24th, 2016.  Building on valuable historical perspectives from Lindsay Harris (current Mellon Professor at the American Academy in Rome), we will use the districts of Prenestino and Centocelle as a fitting lens to discuss issues of historical and contemporary migration and settlement within Rome from both a social and botanical perspective.  We will also visit and discuss our recent collaborative landscape intervention at the Museum of The Other And The Elsewhere (MAAM) as a case study examining how marginalized people, plants, and places find ways to survive, thrive, and build resilience against all odds.  

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