Projects

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Design Sprints

Leaders serving marginalized communities and design teams co-create short-term solutions for pressing neighborhood needs.
BrooklynManhattanQueens

Ugly Beauties

On view through May 2, Curry J. Hackett's Ugly Beauties envisions abundant urban futures that center Black communities.
Brooklyn

Points of Promise

Public art and design tools to support civic engagement in Gowanus amidst the neighborhood's redevelopment.
Brooklyn

Urban Room

Using our HQ as a flexible community space for friends and neighbors.
Brooklyn

GLOwanus

A light installation to inform Gowanus residents about water quality of the Gowanus canal.
Brooklyn

With Your Voice

Coming soon! Created by Juanli Carrión and Rodolfo Kusulas, With Your Voice will envision the major changes coming to Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn

Gowanus Action

Bond Street Bash, May 12, 2022. Photo: Cameron Blaylock
Resident-led design projects in our home of Gowanus, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn

Common Build

Surfacing the work of emerging designers and testing new strategies to bring people together in public space.

Albany Hive

A community-led redesign of a public alley in Albany, NY.
Albany

Placemaking Evaluation Fellowship

Providing hands-on experience evaluating the power of design to bring life to public spaces.