Hey Cera - I just heard about Figment on October 24th:
FIGMENT Oakland is a free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. FIGMENT's mission is to offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities.
If you're interested in rethinking I-980, you should check out ConnectOakland. ConnectOakland is a citizens group advocating the removal of I-980 and its replacement with a boulevard over a combined BART/rail tunnel that could connect to a new transbay tube. www.connectoakland.org/
"Salvaged steel from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge will be recycled into public art and history projects throughout California under a program supervised by the Oakland Museum of California, museum officials announced Wednesday.
The Bay Bridge Steel Program will distribute the steel from the bridge’s demolition to artists proposing projects that celebrate the bridge and its history."