Gabriela Rendón, “Social Property and the Urgency of a New Urban Practice”
Architect and urban planner Gabriela Rendón will talk about the notion of social and spatial justice, with examples drawn from the urban interventions and research work done by Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra), the non-profit cooperative for socio-spatial research, design and development which she co-founded in 2008. With operation centers in cities across Europe, South and North America, the cooperative aims to understand the agents affecting urban areas and provide cross-disciplinary working frameworks to catalyze transformative urban interventions.
Gabriela Rendon is an architect, urban planner, researcher and co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies, a non-profit cooperative for socio-spatial research, design and development. It was founded at the onset of the 2008 worldwide financial crisis in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Parsons the New School for Design, and has taught urban studies at Delft University of Technology, where she is currently continuing doctoral studies in the Department of Spatial Planning and Strategy. Rendón’s work has been exhibited in the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD), 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Istanbul Design Biennial 2012, and MoMA.