In 2002 Jenna Didier transformed the parking lot in front of her studio into a research center as an extension to her studio practice. The site became a place to experiment with public engagement at a scale proportional to the neighborhood, a space that can be explored in collaboration with the community, reconfigured and used as a pocket park by everyone. This social practice has now become an institution. Materials & Applications (M&A) is a non-profit organization that produces outdoor installations and hosts open air discussions, workshops, performances and other public events in a courtyard accessible to the street twelve hours a day. M&A is a testbed to realize new and useful concepts in building and the landscape.  Visit M&A by clicking the logo below: