Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani is a photographer, urbanist and curator. She is co-founder of Buscada (, an interdisciplinary practice on place and dialogue, and is Assoc. Director of Civic Engagement Initiatives and professor of Urban Studies at the New School. She holds a PhD in Environmental Psychology from the Graduate Center, CUNY and was previously Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College, London. Her creative research addresses the experience & politics of everyday place in London, Buenos Aires, San Francisco and New York. She has collaborated with institutions including MIT, Tate Britain, the Center for Architecture New York, the Sheila Johnson Design Center, and the Museum of Chinese in America, and has published in Society & Space : Environment & Planning DSpace & CultureRadical History Review and Places. Questioning ideas of how we spend our time, her practice, Buscada recently created an app for mindfulness called “168.” (

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