VIDEO: Miguel Robles-Durán: ‘Cohabitation Strategies’ Lecture

Cohabitation Strategies is a non-profit international cooperative for socio-spatial development based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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The cooperative focuses its actions, designs and research inside the conditions of conflict and exclusion of the contemporary city. Attempting to overcome the traditional bifurcation of planning and development, bringing together architecture and radical urban design with experts from professional, academic, and artistic worlds that engage in the city.


The work of the cooperative is orientated around the possibilities to design and stimulate parallel economies, alternative cohabitation models and social relations in the casualties of neoliberal urbanization.


Miguel Robles Duran Assistant Professor, Urbanism, School of Design Strategies, was born in Mexico City and studied architecture at the ITESM in Monterrey, Sci-Arc in Los Angeles, and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. In 1999 he began his practice in the border region of TijuanaSan Diego. He has taught architecture, urban theory, and urban design at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Tijuana, Mexico; the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, California; Woodbury University Los Angeles/San Diego; K.U. Leuven, Belgium; and the Berlage Institute, Rotterdam. He headed the Civic City postgraduate program at the Zurich University of the Arts in Switzerland, along with the Social InHabitat postgraduate studio at the Berlage Institute. He is also responsible for the graduate design program Urban Asymmetries at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. His work as cofounder of Cohabitation Strategies, the international, Rotterdam based foundation/cooperative for architecture and urbanism, has focused on the design of interventions and strategies in uneven urban developments and areas of social urban conflict and has been widely published and exhibited.


04 November Thursday 6-8pm
The Glass Corner, 25 East 13th Street, Rm 206