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14 neighbors want MeetWall – a stunning interactive wall that inspires serendipitous connections between pedestrians on Market Street.

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MeetWall is an interactive intervention that facilitates the serendipitous social interaction between passerby’s on Market Street. MeetWall is composed of an array of lightweight tiles that rotate about their center in response to sensor input. MeetWall’s Kinect sensors monitor proximity and location of those within range of the wall. As one gets closer to the wall, the tiles are activated, and rotate to 45 degrees to allow some transparency. When two people are aligned at either side of the wall, the panels in the zone of said people rotate to 90 degrees, allowing full visual connection. This sudden and unexpected face to face with a stranger provides a unique experience that strips away the anonymity of the urban street. During phases where no individual is within immediate range, the wall flutters and flirts, inviting people to investigate.

AMLGM is a San Francisco based practice engaged in the interdisciplinary blend of modernism, and the logic of design optimization. AMLGM seeks out complex urban problems that can be solved architecturally via sector disruption and leveraging of the opportunities provided by new technology. The practice continues to develop concepts for the evolving urban condition.

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MeetWall is a conversation piece. It will inspire people from different walks of life to pause, connect, and share a moment of unexpected interaction. MeetWall creates a zone of spectation and social of interaction where people who wouldn't typically interact may.

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Market Street Prototyping Festival
Sahiti Karempudi
Future Cities Lab
Ina Yosun Chang
Aminah Ricks
Etienne Deguine
Keri Wong
Teija Ahlfors
Diana Salles
Auros Harman
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Groundplay: The evolution of tactical urbanism
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00pm - 9pm
Exploratorium Observatory, Pier 15 (RSVP required)

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...

Who Went?

Danielle Rose
Erik Schmitt
Hunter Franks
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Happy Hour Q&A
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
The Hall, 1028 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

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...

Who Went?

Sean Stevens
Dan
Tom K.
Market Street Prototyping Festival
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Market Street Prototyping Festival

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.

marketstreetprototyping.org/ge...

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Market Street Prototyping Festival

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.

issuu.com/gehlarchitects/docs/...

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Oct 3, 2017

Updated link: issuu.com/gehlarchitects/docs/...

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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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Market Street Prototyping Festival

Here are a few thoughts on the festival from the team at Neighborland - medium.com/neighborland/market...

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Market Street Prototyping Festival — The Neighborland

Tens of thousands of people travel down Market Street in San Francisco every day. Most of us simply mind our own busines…

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How to make your own: m.instructables.com/id/Meet-Wa...

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Meet Wall Lessons learned: Cast vs Extruded Acrylic

We here at AMLGM learned some important lessons while building our MeetWall for the Market Street Prototyping Festival. In this instructable we will d...

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Market Street Prototyping Festival
Thursday, April 9, 2015, 9:00am
Market Street between Embarcedero and Van Ness

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.

Who Went? (51)

Steven Kahlich
Susie McKinnon
Max Hawkins
Melody Villavicencio
Cheyenne Maples
Tom K.
Lemon
Dan Sullivan
peepSHOW
Alvin Shiu
Garen Gary Srapyan
Paul Pillitteri
Timber Valley
Galen Maloney
Maria Judice
ATLAS Lab
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Market Street Prototyping Festival Design Charrette
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 11:00am - 2pm
The Village, 969 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

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.

Learn more - marketstreetprototyping.org/ev...
More about the village at 969 Market - 969market.com/

Who Went?

Ashley Newton
Marie
Ruby Chen
Gensler
Groundplay
Clare Hart-Slattery
Kristy Hilands
Dan
Dan
Dan
Jan 23, 2015

Thanks to all of the design teams for presenting your work in progress. I posted a few pictures here - www.facebook.com/Neighborland/...

Posted by Dan on Jan 23, 2015
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Street Engagement Day
Friday, November 7, 2014, 1:00pm - 3pm
Market Street, between Embarcedero and Van Ness

Join the Market Street Prototyping Festival and the selected teams on November 7th as we hit the streets to unveil the prototype projects for the festival!

The Street Engagement Day is an opportunity for you to meet the teams in person and share your thoughts on their prototype ideas. The teams will then incorporate the feedback into the next demonstration of their design before they fabricate their prototypes for the festival.

Visit our tables on the sidewalks of Market Street near the following locations between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and help make the prototypes come to a reality for Market Street!

Civic Center District: Fox Plaza, 1390 Market Street (map)
Central Market District: 1028 Market Street (map)
Retail Heart District: 773 Market Street (map)
Financial District: 555 Market Street (map)
Embarcadero District: 5 Embarcadero Center, on Market Street between Noah’s Bagels & the Embarcadero BART Station Entrance (map)

All Street Engagement Day locations are ADA accessible. For language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact info@marketstreetprototyping.org at least three business days in advance.

Best,
The MSPF Team

Who Went? (23)

Timber Valley
Katie Marazita
Jennifer Dowland
Tom K.
Ashley Newton
peepSHOW
Sean Stevens
Rain Chan-Kalin
Adam
Erik Schmitt
Clare Hart-Slattery
Scott Watkins
ATLAS Lab
Derek Ouyang
Gabri Folino
Marie
Maria Judice
Maria Judice
Nov 9, 2014

Great meeting all the folks at the street engagement day. Next time I'll have my selfie booth in tow.

Posted by Maria Judice on Nov 9, 2014
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paulatdnews
Nov 13, 2014

Hi Emily--I wanted to see if we could get permission to run this image:

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on Discovery News (discoverynews.com) for a blog tomorrow. Would that be ok?

Thanks!

Paul Heltzel
paul_heltzelatdiscoverydotcom

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Kingsley Wallis
Kingsley Wallis
Apr 12, 2015

I thought it was awesome, great idea, and wish it was there all year long

Kingsley

Posted by Kingsley Wallis on Apr 12, 2015
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