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INHABITAT: Rebar touts itself as a design studio “operating at the intersection of art, design and ecology.” What role does environmental sustainability play in your designs?

MATT: We’re looking at playful ways to provoke a conversation around public space -- particularly how the current set of conditions is not a sustainable use of space in the city. When you look at how much urban space is used exclusively or predominantly by the automobile, you are looking at a planning strategy that is outdated, outmoded, and does not adequately express contemporary values. Rebar worked with community residents to transform this vacant lot into the Growing Home Community Garden.

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