Isaac Cohen, joined Studio Outside in July 2017 and brings a decade of experience working on all aspects of park and urban public space issues. He spent this time working with communities around the country on advocacy and fundraising to build urban park, and on engagement and research into critical issues impacting the use of public space. He brings a wealth of knowledge of Dallas neighborhoods, history, and landscapes that he hopes to integrate into the studio.
He is inspired by building relationships with the communities he works with and finding ways to represent and elevate their history, experiences, and connections to the land in an artful way. In Dallas, he has worked on a range of projects including Activating Vacancy, an arts and placemaking initiative in the Tenth Street Historic District; Little Free Libraries/Libros Libres, a literacy and placemaking project and an analysis of the relationship between Dallas’ public park system and residential racial segregation and movement within the city. His work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally.
Isaac has a Bachelors of Arts with honors in Studio Art from Vassar College and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia where he was awarded as the University Olmsted Scholar. In his free time, he can be found exploring close to home and far afield, cooking, reading, and making art.