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.

We collaborate with other spatial designers, artists, fashion designers, community organizers and activists, comedians, and other performers. Email us at and find us on twitter at @xoxoBLB. We don’t have Instagram.

Ben Barsotti Scott

The self-appointed “Elle Woods︎︎ of landscape architecture,” Ben Barsotti Scott is a designer and independent curator in Brooklyn. 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. He has taught architectural theory at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and acted as a guest critic for graduate and undergraduate design studios.

Ben’s research interests include contemporary landscape photography, anarchist political theory, and queer theories of space.
Julie Shapiro 

Julie Shapiro is a landscape architect 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.