Hello. I'm a New York-based designer, writer, and creative activist. I help ramp up resilience and inclusivity in cityscapes. I love frank dialogue and bikes.
MAIN GIG: I'm an urban planner for JUMP Mobility. JUMP is the future of bike share - electrified. Riding an electric-assist bicycle gives you superpowers. I'm working on related projects in SF & DC. I'm also proud to be the lead site designer for the launch of Blue Bikes New Orleans, on the team of Social Bicycles, JUMP's parent company and long-time bike share industry leader.
SIDE HUSTLES: A natural-build desert house I designed with/for my favorite contractor GypsyBuild is currently under construction in Taos, NM. I'm on the design consultant/support team at Verdant View, a boutique landscape studio in the Hudson Valley. I love volunteering at New Lab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard to talk to local teenagers about S.T.E.A.M. careers. I'm also a three-time presenter and volunteer at PechaKucha New York.
OLD NEWS: Biked down the Mississippi River from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Planning/Design Assistant at the Chicago Park District. Community Designer at Latent Design, a progressive architecture firm. Freelance writer for Architect's Newspaper. Master in Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Thesis exhibition = Tend Cycle System). Art and architecture critic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Curatorial intern at the Hirshhorn Museum at the Smithsonian.
Crossing disciplines has always anchored my intellectual pursuits. I earned a BA from Bates College in Lewiston, ME, where I studied both Art and Economics. The Northeast grounds my material sensibilities. When I'm not working, I'm in the woods with rescue dog in Vermont or bike-touring just about anywhere.
Let's chat: kemoreau [at] gmail [dot] com