CoSEP: Collective for Socio-Spatial and Environmental Praxis

Sep 2023 - current

CoSEP is housed at the University of California, Davis, lead by Akshita Sivakumar, Ph.D.

We undertake transdisciplinary, research-driven design to address the spatial and political nature of designing and governing the built environment. We are committed to analyzing how praxis —the reflective manner of combining theory and practice for emancipatory futures— can lend insight into and shape socio-spatial and environmental relationships. The projects of CoSEP lie at the intersection of spatial design x technology x social movements x  governance. 

The lab currently has 3 flagship projects:

1. Model Governance, Model Solidarities
2. Socio-Material Palette for a Just Transition
3. Technologies of Solidarity