Introducing Groundplay -- join us in celebrating the launch of San Francisco Planning’s Groundplay program at the Exploratorium on March 22nd at 6pm as part of their Conversations About Landscape speaker series. Pavement to Parks is merging with Living Innovation Zones and the Market Street Prototyping Festival into one citywide program called Groundplay.
Panelists include Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Katy Tang, San Francisco Supervisor for District 4, Shawn Lani, Studio Director of Studio for Public Spaces at Exploratorium, and will be moderated by Kay Cheng and Ilaria Salvadori of City Design Group, San Francisco Planning Department.
RSVP to attend: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI...
Join us for a Happy Hour Q&A at The Hall! Come meet and mingle with the MSPF team and get a chance to discuss any questions you might have about your project submissions and ideas. The MSPF Open Call for new projects for our 2016 festival is open until Apr 15. We’ll also be joined by some of last year’s participants who can share their experiences. Bring your friends and prototype ideas and we’ll see you there!
Open Call info: marketstreetprototyping.org/ge...
Calling all Bay Area citizens! MSPF is now accepting new project applications for our 2016 festival! Do you have an idea to make Market Street a more vibrant public space? We want to hear about it, submissions accepted now thru Apr 15.
Here's an in depth analysis of the 2015 festival from Gehl Studio San Francisco. "Makers on Market" summarizes key findings and insights from the Festival, identifies prototypes with potential of influencing the design of Market Street, and outlines a framework for using prototyping events as a way to engage members of the public in finding solutions to public challenges.
Our work depends on you! YBCA values our community partners as primary stakeholders as we evolve and grow together. We believe that nurturing and deepening mutually-beneficial relationships with community based organizations, nonprofits, schools, local businesses, artists and creative problem-solvers is key to our interdependent success.
Join us! Participate in the process to select the 10 most successful prototypes--emerging from the pilot festival--for incubation. Together, we will identify the most forward-thinking, diverse citizen-driven solutions for re-energizing Market Street.
You can see the projects that participated in the April 2015 festival here: marketstreetprototyping.org/pr...
Here are a few thoughts on the festival from the team at Neighborland - medium.com/neighborland/market...
Tens of thousands of people travel down Market Street in San Francisco every day. Most of us simply mind our own busines…
How to make your own Street Sketch:
An open call for creative ways to improve Market Street yielded hundreds of submissions from citizens and organizations. Fifty of these submissions were chosen to create rough models, or “prototypes”, that demonstrate how their idea would work. From April 9th - 11th, Market Street will come alive with these ideas. Its wide sidewalks will be filled with temporary installations ranging from performances spaces, relaxation zones, dynamic art pieces, and more.
Come and walk the festival route, check out the installations, and tell us what you think. A selection of these designs will then move from prototype to reality, as part of our city’s Better Market Street initiative.
Please join our 50 design teams as they share their latest designs on how to make Market Street a more connected and vibrant street. Share your insights with the project designers, and learn more about how to get engaged in the festival this April. We want to hear your feedback - it's important for our designers to understand what works and what doesn't work for residents. This event is free and open to the public.
As one person said when offering feedback "Yes-But how to draw people in and encourage to interact?" We agree. How we pull people in and encourage them to participate will be key to the success of this project. This is our rough sketch of how we might engage with the public.
The text on the street side of the form reads:
Draw, doodle, invent, create, sketch. Be part of a tradition that dates back to 10,000 B.C. and that has deep roots in the Bay Area creative community. Express yourself on the flip side!
The text on the sides of the form reads:
San Francisco has always been home to people who just love to draw—muralists and street artists, as well as art world luminaries such as Ruth Asawa, Richard Serra, Viola Frey, Richard Diebenkorn, Raymond Saunders, and Andrew Schoultz. Join us here at Street Sketch and be a part of this great tradition.