Market Street Prototyping Festival
The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and the San Francisco Planning Department partnered, with the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, to make the Market Street Prototyping Festival possible.

For YBCA, the Festival demonstrates the central role art plays in civic engagement, leading to more connections between people, greater community investment and in effect, a better quality of life. For the Planning Department, the Festival provides a more open, engaging and creative methodology for the public engagement process, allowing citizens and stakeholders to enter into new forms of partnerships to redesign Market Street – demonstrating a commitment towards finding innovative solutions to improving public spaces and experiences in a way that actively engages the community and encourages new perspectives. For the Knight Foundation, the Festival will serve as a model for cross-city learning and neighborhood re-development.
http://marketstreetprototyping.org/   

Recent Activity

Outpost: Week 4
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Outpost (North Side of Market Street between 6th and 7th)

12:00-1:00
Talk/Radio Broadcast: Bikeways
With Gillian Gillett, Blaine Merker, Noah Budnick
This lunchtime discussion will look at international precedents for separated bikeways, national bike-share programs, and pilot projects on Market Street exploring what we can do to make biking accessible to all ages from 8 to 80. Our speakers will include Gillian Gillett the Director of Transporation Policy for the City and County of San Francisco; Blaine Merker the Head of the San Francisco office of Gehl Architects; and Noah Budnick, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. The discussion will be moderated by Alison Sant, co-founder and partner in the Studio for Urban Projects.

12:00-4:00 pm
Pop-Up: Prelinger On-Street Library
Come and browse a selection of titles related to Market Street’s ecology, transit and public life. Librarians will be on hand to discuss the collection.

12:00-1:30 & 5:00-7:00 pm
Pop-Up: Post-Car Travel Agency
Stop by to learn more about car-free adventuring from San Francisco’s bike travel agency.

3:00-5:00 pm
Workshop: Bicycle Pit Stop
A bicycle workshop led by San Francisco Yellow Bike. Learn how to make common bike repairs and get an introduction to bike building.

7:00 pm
Film Screening: Kino Kiosk
Reconsider the potential of urban pathways during this joyful outdoor film screening. The frenetic energy of bikes and buses on city streets is caught in motion and refocused through the cinematic lens. Jumping from documentaries to abstract films, this selection of short works sees diverse filmmakers approaching the human use of urban landscape with a steady sense of curiosity, indulging in the unexpected and veering towards the surreal. Streets are shaped and reshaped to accommodate new functions and reject tradition. Whether you catch a glimpse passing by, or settle in to interact and engage, the Kino Kiosk offers a cinematic moment for all users of Market Street.

Who Went?

Tom K.
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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Portraiture Postcards
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Outpost (North side of Market Street between 6th/7th)

Curated by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

YBCA partners with local TODCO residents and photographer Reynaldo Cayetano Jr, to bring portraiture photography of resident and community members to create dialogue of ideas, affirmation, and solutions for a better Market Street. TODCO creates and maintains quality, low-income, senior and single-room-occupancy housing with accompanying recreational and social services to improve the South of Market community.

Who Went?

Dan
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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How do we bring nature to the city?
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 11:00am - 9:30pm
Outpost (North side of Market Street between 6th/7th)

11:00-5:00 pm
Workshop: Bioblitz
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences
Come participate in this citizen science project logging the different wildlife species that inhabit Market Street. Expert-led teams will discover, count, map and learn about the diverse organisms that live in our urban environment. Sightings will be logged with iNaturalist and shared at the Outpost.

11:00-3:00 pm
Workshop: Holy Stitch!
Curated by the Luggage Store Gallery
Artist Julian Dash will re-interpret one of San Francisco’s oldest industries, jeans manufacturing, into a community based sewing project. Holy Stitch! teaches us to take the creation of our clothing into our own hands. Come by to visit Dash’s bike-powered sewing machine and learn about the transformation of cotton plant to yarn, denim, and ultimately clothing.

11:00-2:00
Workshop: Solar Cooking
Curated by the Luggage Store Gallery
Judy Toupin will demonstrate solar cooking technique and how to make a cooker join her in tasting the results!

12:00-4:00 pm
Pop-Up: Prelinger On-Street Library
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with the Prelinger Library
Created by the Prelinger Library as an off-site library for Outpost. Come and browse a selection of titles related to Market Street’s ecology, transit and public life. Librarians will be on hand to discuss the collection.

12:00-1:30pm
Talk/Radio Broadcast: Ecological Infrastructure
With Simon Bertrang, Joel Pomerantz and Jane Martin

3:00-5:00 pm
Workshop: Planting Swallowtail Habitat

7:00-8:30 pm
Film Screening: Saving the Bay/Saving the City

8:30-9:30 pm
Performance: Water and Fruit

Who Went?

Studio for Urban Projects
Dan
Tom K.
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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Imagination Station / Echolalia: Calling in a More Just and Vibrant World 20 Years from Now
Monday, October 12, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Outpost (North side of Market Street between 6th/7th)

Curated by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA partners with local violence prevention and youth development organization United Playaz and artist Indira Allegra to create audiopoems with TL and SoMa residents. Together we will create a soundscape of desires for the future of Market Street. Echolalia is a participant of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture national initiative to dispatch “Emissaries from the Future” to create pop-up Imagination Stations in public spaces nationwide. Through a range of creative activities, Emissaries will engage passersby in exercising social imagination, envisioning the world we wish to inhabit and—looking back from the future—celebrating the work we did to bring it into being. The resulting texts, images, videos, and more will all be uploaded to an online platform, yielding a crowd-sourced vision of the future, inspiring art, policy, and community action.

Who Went?

Studio for Urban Projects
Dan
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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Outpost: Week 2 Events
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 11:00am
Outpost: Market Street between 6th and 7th Street

Check out our event calendar for this week - www.studioforurbanprojects.org...

Who Went?

Cloud Arch Studio
Studio for Urban Projects
Dan
Tom K.
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Converge: Prototyping Our City
Thursday, September 17, 2015, 5:00pm - 8pm
YBCA 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

On the Third Thursday of each month, YBCA combines drinks, food, and music with creative and exciting art happenings. From 5-8 come together, enjoy free access to our world class galleries, and be part of the art at YBCA.

September’s Converge presents Prototyping Our City, an event featuring activities led by artists and designers from the Prototyping: Place projects in our Front Door Gallery and Grand Lobby. The evening will be led by designers of featured prototypes from the Spring 2015 iteration of the Market Street Prototyping Festival, whose interactive models and installations were aimed at bringing people together to make our city more inclusive and engaging.

5 PM BookmarkSF Workshop
Rain Chan-Kalin and Ian Deck, designers of the BookmarkSF prototype, will ask you to put your experiences to paper in a bookmark making workshop from 5-8 PM.

5:30 PM Guided gallery tour, Downstairs Galleries
A YBCA Gallery Guide will lead a 30-minute tour of one of our current exhibitions. Meet at the downstairs gallery entrance.

6:00 PM The Sound of Emotion
Take Your Prototyping Project from the Idea Phase to the Streets!
Join us as Paul Pillitteri discusses his prototyping project, The Sound of Emotion, one of the most technologically sophisticated projects entered in the 2015 SF Prototyping Festival.

6:45 PM Smaller and Upside Down
Participants will be able to use and learn about custom 3D printed lenses in prototype Smaller and Upside Down. These lenses transform everyday images in developing a new experience of self, others and environment. Explore the design and fabrication techniques of the world of funky optics.
www.ybca.org/prototyping-place

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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Nice update on the next phase of the festival from Hoodline:

"The "Central Market Showcase," on Market between Sixth and Seventh streets, will launch on September 27th, revisiting 10 of the prototypes from this spring's edition. This time, they'll be up for a month, instead of the previous four days."

hoodline.com/2015/09/central-m...

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Prototyping Festival Returns With 'Central Market Showcase' This Fall | Hoodline

10 of the art installations from this spring's Prototyping Festival will be brought back for a monthlong residency.

hoodline.com/2015/09/central-m...

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MSPF Community Meeting: Select 10 projects for incubation
Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:00pm - 7pm
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, SF CA 94102

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...

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Dan
Tom K.
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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