Photo of Nick, Nora, and the dog Asta from the film series "The Thin Man." Photo has a purple overlay.Bad Little Brother is a design writing and curatorial project based in Brooklyn, NY and Boston, MA. Access the BLB CV here.

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Ben Barsotti Scott ︎︎︎

The self-appointed “Elle Woods︎︎ of landscape architecture,” Ben Barsotti Scott is a designer and independent curator in Brooklyn. He organized the 2016 exhibition Yes It Can Be Done: National Parks Expanding, 1950-1980 at the UVa School of Architecture and helped to organize the 2013 exhibition Art Work at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sullivan Galleries. He has worked as a project manager and designer at SCAPE Landscape Architecture and Ken Smith Workshop and as a curatorial assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Ben’s research interests include contemporary landscape photography, post-/anarchist philosophy, and queer theories of space.

Julie Shapiro ︎︎︎

Julie Shapiro is a designer and writer based in Boston. She was on the editorial team of Lunch 11: Domestication︎︎, which was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Open Issues︎︎ symposium. Shapiro has worked at Toole Design, STIMSON, Mahan Rykiel Associates, and Arquitectura Agronomía, 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.