Mariana Mogilevich


Arts, Environment, Public Space
Curatorial, Editorial, Writing


Urban Omnibus

A digital publication dedicated to observing, understanding, and shaping the city


Cleaning Up?

A multimedia, multi-part series on Urban Omnibus examines the dark arts, magical thinking, and regenerative possibilities of environmental remediation


The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay’s New York

A history of a watershed moment when designers, government administrators, and residents sought to remake the city in the image of a diverse, free, and democratic society


A World of Waste

A video game, Katamari Damacy, where a diminutive hero must reconstruct a universe in physical disarray is an apt metaphor for the task of redesigning a world made from waste


Hudson Rising

An exhibition exploring 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along “the most interesting river in America”


Vacant Lots as Building Blocks: Reclaiming New York’s Wastelands

In less than a decade, the city’s vacant lots had gone from overlooked blight to shared urban terrain and, by the late 1970s, private agrarian claims. Yet waste had become an integral part of the public realm


Arts as Public Policy: Cultural Spaces for Democracy and Growth

A close examination of arts policy in New York City in a fertile and tumultuous time


Monuments and Mediocrity: Landmarking Los Angeles

An article examining the relationship between a series of small books with photographic illustrations and the determination of architectural value and monumentality in Los Angeles in the 1960s