K A R E N L O H R M A N N [born in Hamburg, based in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Naples] combines her background in art and architecture with writing, teaching, editorial and curatorial projects. She is cofounder of SdMKLm, producer at Urban States, Correspondents editor, initiator of Bay of Mars, and program coordinator for the Master of Science in Design of Cities at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, SCI-Arc.
Central to her multidimensional practice is the focus on editorial processes as critical and projective tools in the narration of landscape. In viewing landscape as the image of the whole, she studies territorial and time-based conditions to understand when trends turn into movements, and how immediate environments transition into visual culture. This has grown from a long involvement with the exterior—EXT.—as a specific setting, as ambience, vision, and as the immanent whole of what once separated into natural and artificial.