Bad Little Brother is a design research outfit based in Brooklyn, NY and Boston, MA.
Ben Barsotti Scott ︎︎︎
The self-described “Elle Woods︎︎ of landscape architecture,” Ben Barsotti Scott is a designer and independent curator in Brooklyn, New York. He organized the 2016 exhibition Yes It Can Be Done: National Parks Expanding, 1950-1980 at the University of Virginia School of Architecture and helped to organize 2013’s Art Work 6, an exhibition of work by faculty and staff of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Scott’s research interests include landscape preservation in Britain and the United States, queer theory in architecture and landscape architecture, and contemporary landscape photography. He was a 2015 fellow of the Ecological Society of America’s Earth Stewardship Initiative. http://www.lo-res.info︎︎
Julie Shapiro ︎︎︎
Julie Shapiro is a designer and writer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She was on the editorial team of Lunch 11: Domestication︎︎, which was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Open Issues︎︎ symposium. Shapiro has worked at Mahan Rykiel Associates (Baltimore, MD), and Arquitectura Agronomía (Barcelona, Spain), where her research on playscapes was implemented at the Parque de los Primeros Pasos in Caracas, Venezuela.
Her personal research areas include: contemporary meanings of “wilderness” in cities, landscape and adolescence, and designing with urban-adapted plants for beauty and urban soil-remediation. She models a productive bad attitude, and has had it up to here with men. https://issuu.com/julieshapiro︎︎