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Kristy Hilands
Kristy Hilands
Nov 29, 2016

kitLab Maker Market
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:00pm - 5pm
The Gingerbread House - 725 5th Street at Brush

A faire showcasing creations and inventions from local artists and makers!

Featuring: Surprising Gifts, Artist Demos, Hands-on Activities, Music and Live Entertainment, the opportunity to BUY LOCAL and support BAY AREA ARTISTS!

Artists will display works in progress – Come learn about their process of creation!

This event is FREE and Open To All – Rain or Shine

Confirmed Artists:
- Rob Bell - Zomadic Artifacts
- Jason Porath - Rejected Princesses
- Ashley Newton/Sean Stevens - Interactive Robotic Flowers
- Anna Hirsch - pyrographic #NotFeathers
- Jen Angel - Angel Cakes
- Rennie Lum - All Squishy Inside
- Catherine Rose - The Eye-Line Clothing, books, prints
- Julien Hartline - Flickerstrip
- Stacy Speyer - Cubes and Things
- Miju Han - Art by Hallucinations+Dreams / prints + originals
- Marianna Segar - Cards, prints, and original drawings
- Nicole Catrett - Mouse Workshop
- Le Mysterium Collective
- Anthony "T" Maes" - Generations Deep - Laser engraved art
- Diana Stapleton - Mandalas
- Chris Cerrito - BrushBots
- Jennifer Devine - Revolution Gear and Prints
- Amber Lee Baker - music!

This event is a collaboration between kitLAB and the Gingebread House in Oakland. We couldn't be more excited about this collaboration, and we are thrilled to be able to give our favorite artists and makers this great exposure!
Check out the Facebook event page for artist updates and details about the event. It’s going to be so good!

www.facebook.com/events/552320...

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Kristy Hilands

Dear neighbors,

We're excited to announce that kitLAB will be hosting a Maker Market on December 4th, offering great local artists & inventors the chance to exhibit and sell their creations! This project is a partnership between kitLAB and the Gingerbread House in Oakland. We couldn't be more excited about this collaboration, and we're thrilled to be able to give our favorite artists and makers this great exposure!

We invite you to RSVP on our Facebook Event. We'll be posting artist updates there over the coming month, and more fun details about the event. Please feel free to promote this event and help us spread the word!

www.facebook.com/events/552320...

And if you haven't done so yet, please consider "liking" us on our kitLAB Facebook page - we have more exciting updates in store!

www.facebook.com/thekitlab/

Have a great weekend,
Kristy + North

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Posted Nov 4, 2016
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Mayor Libby Schaaf

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we invite creative design teams to submit innovative proposals for the “Walk this Way: Broadway/Webster Project.” This comprehensive initiative is intended to transform both the Broadway and Webster Street I-880 Freeway underpasses, as well as the areas surrounding them. We are looking to create beautiful, safe, walkable, inviting, green, and iconic passageways that will help reconnect Oakland from its foothills to its waterfront by re-envisioning the areas near and under the I-880 Freeway in Downtown. This is the final step in stitching together business districts and residential neighborhoods all along the Broadway spine so they connect to the Oakland waterfront.

www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/gro...

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Posted Nov 1, 2016
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Dan

Now this is how you design a freeway underpass - www.curbed.com/2016/8/11/12441...

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Now this is how you design a freeway underpass

A smart redesign of a California city’s busiest underpass reveals a well-lit path fringed with public art, landscaping, and a sweeping 26-foot-wide sidewalk.

www.curbed.com/2016/8/11/12441...

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Posted Aug 11, 2016
andrew danish
andrew danish
Aug 12, 2016

Dan, this is awesome!
I'm sure politically it's very difficult to get things done with the Broadway / 880 underpass but c'mon, we can do better than off-putting freeway barriers. With all the artists in Oakland...

Posted by andrew danish on Aug 12, 2016
Dan
Dan
Aug 12, 2016

It feels like a good model for Broadway under 880, right?

Posted by Dan on Aug 12, 2016
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andrew danish

We desperately need a FUF in Oakland. (Friends of the Urban Forest)

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Posted Aug 12, 2016
Dan
Dan
Aug 12, 2016

Amen to that.

Posted by Dan on Aug 12, 2016
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Kristy Hilands

We’re excited to let you know that over the past couple of months, we've been working hard to solidify the form and mission of kitLAB - a new maker-type space, located at 5447 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, near Temescal. kitLAB will be a hub for budding and experienced artists, engineers, educators, activists, creative changemakers, and local community members to make tools, kits and artworks to share and evolve together. Working in collaboration with the East Bay Community Space, kitLAB’s mission will be to resource and develop people’s innate abilities into skills for creating ever more complex, elegant and useful works to offer back to the community.

If you’d like to learn more about our mission and vision, and follow our progress in the coming months as we work toward our opening in late-fall, we encourage you to take a look at our evolving kitLAB website - www.kitlab.org/. We also invite you to follow us on our kitLAB Facebook page - www.facebook.com/thekitlab/?fr...!

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Posted Jul 15, 2016
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Dan

"After all, in an era of overwhelming need for urban infrastructure improvements, trees offer cities some of the best bang for their buck. Trees remove carbon dioxide, filter air pollution, and produce oxygen. They absorb rainwater, UV radiation, and noise. They slow down traffic, improve property values, and reduce human stress and mental fatigue. And they provide shade, which means we have to use less energy to cool down."

www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016...

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What Are Trees Worth to Cities?

Meet the scientist putting a dollar value on America's urban forests.  

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Posted Apr 25, 2016
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Our City

Here's a recap from NextCity:

"The venue, Frank Ogawa Plaza, isn’t typically known for its welcoming feel. The grass-and-concrete space in front of City Hall is mostly known for its role as a gathering point for Occupy Oakland protestors. Our City co-founder Jake Levitas describes it as “basically the most underutilized space in Oakland, if not the Bay Area, in terms of where it is now and where it could be. There’s a beautiful lawn; nobody ever plays on it.”

But for three days, the plaza was a welcoming place for everyone to play, whether it was with a giant mancala board or a “photo wall” or an evening storytime. Kids who “think they’re going to get pepper-sprayed” at the plaza, according to Boyle, were helping to run the installations.

“That’s huge, that’s big, to see kids feel like they are reclaiming a public space, that they are wanted and that their creativity is prized,” says Boyle."

nextcity.org/daily/entry/oakla...

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Oaklanders Reclaim Public Space at Design Fair

Arts-driven event in front of City Hall fosters civic engagement.

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Posted Apr 6, 2016
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