Ecologies of Elsewhere: Commonstudio
Commonstudio creates collaborative installations, interventions and initiatives with and within urban ecosystems. Often their work engages with common, easily overlooked or marginalized landscape conditions and proposes creative strategies that both reveal and catalyze social, ecological and spatial complexities. In this lecture, Commonstudio founders Kim Karlsrud and Daniel Phillips will share recent work that spans many countries, contexts and disciplinary boundaries between art, design and science.
Karlsrud explores the grey areas between art and design, and the intersection of objects and landscapes. Before co-founding Commonstudio, she established the Los Angeles chapter of Project H Design, a global social design nonprofit. She holds a degree in product design from Otis College of Art and Design.
Phillips is a landscape architect and urban ecologist. He holds a degree in environmental design from Otis College and is pursuing a PhD at the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. He is a regular contributor to The Nature of Cities and a former Fulbright-Nehru scholar.
Part of the ISU Department of Architecture’s 2019-2020 Public Programs Series, this lecture is in conjunction with a workshop for third-year architecture students Sept. 19-21, supported by the Vernon Stone Fund in Architecture.