Experiments in Urban Impermanence – SF

  • Date and Time: December 04, 2014 @ 7pm - 9pm
  • Format: Panel
  • Location:
    Burning Man Headquarters, 660 Alabama Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Cost: $1 - 20 Donation
  • Tickets: Buy tickets or RSVP
The Panhandle Bandshell was a collaboration between The Black Rock Arts Foundation, The Finch Mob, REBAR Group, CMG Landscape Architecture and NOPNA (photo by REBAR)
The Panhandle Bandshell was a collaboration between The Black Rock Arts Foundation, The Finch Mob, REBAR Group, CMG Landscape Architecture and NOPNA (photo by REBAR)

Residents of Black Rock City have experienced one of the world’s greatest experiments in Urban Impermanence – an ephemeral city built collaboratively by tens of thousands of people. And many organizations and individuals are experimenting with either creating, modifying, or supplementing public urban spaces in a variety of ways. The Bay Area is full of such creative temporary spaces–from parklets to street fairs to food trucks to all manner of public art and installations.

During this panel discussion, we’ll hear from artists, makers, designers, and businesspersons about their experiences reimagining and reinventing urban spaces in the Bay Area. We’ll hear about large efforts such as Peralta Junction, the Urban Prototyping Festival, and Rebar, but we’ll also talk about smaller scale urban interventions, like murals and gardens and yard sales.  Join us to hear learn more about their processes in dreaming up or executing their projects, and we hope you’ll leave inspired to try your own hand at supplementing the urban spaces around you!

Panelists will include:

Blaine Merker of Gehl Studio, formerly of Rebar
Jessica Hobbs of the Flux Foundation
Jake Levitas of the Market Street Prototyping Festival
and Urban Prototyping Festival
Jay Rosenberg of 49 Farms
Marc Roth of Learning Shelter and TechShop