Plus/And is a
civic design studio

built on the belief that
stronger relationships
make better cities

Using public art
and experience design, we create tools and spaces that help people connect with each other and their environment in order to adapt to our evolving world.

Our projects are joyful art-based experiments with measurable outcomes for our community collaborators.


Emily Stover crosses design disciplines to create public art installations and engaging experiences in and about public space. Using her background in architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism, she questions our complex relationships to each other and the land we inhabit. Past work includes a seasonal market in a public park, a mobile kitchen for making and sharing food, and an interactive light installation on an energy utility. As an instructor and researcher at the University of Minnesota College of Design, she focuses on creative problem-solving and innovation practices in the public sector.
Amanda Lovelee is an artist who translates between cities and people with the goal of building an environment everyone wants to inhabit. Her work explores how and where people connect within contemporary society. Projects focusing on civic engagement include Pop Up Meeting, a city popsicle truck for collecting resident input on public projects, and Urban Flower Field, a vacant lot transformed into a gathering space and living science project. She has an MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and BFA in Photography from University of Hartford.

While we welcome any challenge that comes our way, here are some things we’re known for:

Environmental Public Art
Civic Sculpture
Object Design
Interactive Technology 

Experience Design
Community Engagement
Co-Design Facilitation
Strategic Problem-Solving
Cultural Policy + Planning

Our context-specific projects range from civic scale interactive installations to land-based art, and from temporary interventions to sculptural space.

We love finding partners with the courage to dream big with us. Here are a few of the organizations we’ve worked with:  
Bakken Museum
Bloomington Placemaking Commission
City of Saint Paul
District Energy Saint Paul
Forecast Public Art
Franconia Sculpture Park
Frogtown Farm
Goldstein Museum of Design
Grand Marais Art Colony
Group Creative
Green Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Metro Transit
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Minnesota Design Center
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Nine Mile Creek Watershed
Public Art Saint Paul
Somali Museum of Minnesota
Saint Paul Downtown Alliance
Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Union Park District Council
Walker Art Center
Weisman Art Museum

Making big plans? If you have a creative challenge that you think we’re a good fit for, we’d love to talk more.


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