Hood Design Studio, Inc. is a social art and design practice founded in 1992 in Oakland, CA.
The studio’s practice is tripartite: art + fabrication, design + landscape, and research + urbanism.
This breadth allows us to understand each place in its scale and context, and to respond, not with a standard design, but with an approach adaptive to the particulars and specifics of a space.
We strengthen endemic patterns and practices both ecological and cultural, contemporary and historic, particularly those that remain unseen or unrecognized. Urban spaces and their objects act as public sculpture, creating new apertures through which to see the emergent beauty, strangeness, and idiosyncrasies around us.