Gabriela Rendón


Gabriela Rendón is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the School of Design Strategies, Parsons School of Design, The New School. She currently co-chairs the MS in Design and Urban Ecologies and the MA in Theories of Urban Practice programs. Rendón has instructed courses across different programs and schools at the New School since 2010, including the BA Urban Studies, BFA Integrated Design and MS Design and Urban Ecologies. Rendón has coordinated a number of long-term academic projects with community partners and non-profit organizations. Most of these projects have committed to social and spatial justice and involved students from graduate and undergraduate programs. The Sunset Park Gazette Vol 1 and Vol 2 are some outcome examples of the projects produced by MS Design and Urban Ecologies students. Before teaching at the New School, Rendón taught at the European Masters in Urbanism at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.    Rendón holds a BS in Architecture from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico, a MS in Urbanism from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and a PhD in Spatial Planning and Strategy from the same Dutch institution. Her research interests include neighborhood decline and restructuring, community planning and design, women-led urban and communty practices, solidarity urban economies, housing cooperative models, as well as other collective and non-speculative housing models providing equitable development in profit-driven urban environments. She is the author and co-editor of a number of publications.   Rendón is also co-founder of Cohabitation Strategies, a nonprofit organization for socio-spatial research, design and development based in Rotterdam and Brooklyn. Cohabitation Strategies’ urban practice combines action-research, planning, design, cultural production, art, and activism. Over the last 10 years this non-profit has been engaged in projects of diverse scales and complexities commissioned by art, cultural, and academic institutions, as well as municipalities and government agencies in diverse countries, including the Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany, Venezuela, Ecuador, Canada, and the United States. Rendón’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), the 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, the Istanbul Design Biennial 2012, the Vienna Biennale 2015, the Portugal Triennial 2016, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).


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