SdMKLm
SdMKLm is the studio practice of Karen Lohrmann and Stefano de Martino. They address spaces in transformation, cultural manifestations and resultant landscapes.  Their work is exhibited and published internationally.  They have released three monographs and jointly run the platform Urban States, the edition Correspondents and the testing ground Bay of Mars.  As part of Bay of Mars, they recently completed the spatial and ecological adjustment and reclamation of a 16th centruy rural complex and experimental landscape, in the Gulf of Naples. Their ongoing cycle of works, Waiting Land, was one of the conceptual segments of the FRAC’s Second Biennale d’Architecture d’Orleans, Years of Solitude. They currently work on Enduring Temporariness, a part fiction part documentary script, visual and sound essay on venture landscapes.


BAY of MARS
[no roots—just antennae]
Bay of Mars is a multimedia testing ground.  An experimental landscape garden in its origins with its name borrowed from an undisclosed location, Bay of Mars migrates to likewise  and otherwise friendly environments: in the form of exhibitions, periodicals,  time-based work, unique items, and online. Bay of Mars is about visual and spatial manifestations and how these change along with planetary uncertainties, happenings, and belief patterns. Together with a broad group of contributors, Bay of Mars set up Urban States for events, Correspondents for all printed matter, and most recently,  the relational product line XRX, for testing, production, and  outfitting.


PUBLICATIONS
Karen Lohrmann is coauthor of Update: All Possible Worlds [2008], How We Spent It [2009], and Waiting Land [2017], the editor of Midsize America [2012], and the edition Correspondents [2009—ongoing], and coeditor of the essay collection Clear Skies with Patches of Grey [2003].  Her writings include essays, reviews, and retrospective scripts—a form of writing derived from her diverse practices. She occasionally also authors or edits zines, posters and other unlimited printed matter.


ACADEMIC
Trained in architecture, art history, and scenic design at Aachen University, ETH Zurich, Zurich University of the Arts, and TU Berlin, she combines these fields in her classes. She is faculty at SCI-Arc  and coordinator of the MS in Design of Cities postgraduate program. Prior to joining SCI-Arc, she taught at TU Berlin, UCLA AUD, Harvard GSD, and the University of Innsbruck.



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