YBCA Sponsored Events


 

(YBCA) Central Market Showcase Tours & Art Night SF
Date: Thursday, Oct 1
Time: 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Description: Join us for walking tours of the Central Market Showcase projects. Tours begin at UN Plaza at ART NIGHT SF, a collaboration between local galleries, museums, arts nonprofits, city agencies and independent artists with the collective aim of publicly championing the arts in San Francisco.

More info on Art Night SF »

 

(YBCA) Imagination Station / Echolalia: Calling in a More Just and Vibrant World 20 Years from Now
Date: Mondays, October 12 19, 26: November 2
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Description: 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.

 

(YBCA) Portraiture Postcards
Date: Tuesdays, October 13 & 20
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Description: 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.

 

(YBCA) Predator Songstress: Reclaiming Stolen Voice
Date: Monday to Friday 4:30 – 7:00pm and Saturday, Oct 17 4:30 – 8:00pm
Time: 7:00pm
Description: YBCA partners with the Central City SRO Collaborative, an organization dedicated to the social, economic, and political advocacy and empowerment of low-income, residential hotel tenants who live in the Tenderloin and South of Market (SOMA) Districts of San Francisco and Degenerate Art Ensemble which makes performance inspired by punk, comics, cinema, nightmares and fairy tales to create a workshop focusing on storytelling, interview techniques, body language and communication.

 

(YBCA) Central Market Showcase Tours & Art Night SF
Date: Thursday, Oct 22
Time: 6:30pm & 8:00pm
Description: Join us for walking tours of the Central Market Showcase projects. Tours begin at UN Plaza at ART NIGHT SF, a collaboration between local galleries, museums, arts nonprofits, city agencies and independent artists with the collective aim of publicly championing the arts in San Francisco.

More info on Art Night SF »

 

Studio For Urban Projects Events


OUTPOST WEEK TWO

How can the street provide a space for dialogue about our communal needs?

Tuesday, October 6
11:00-1:00
Performance: Jim Washington
Curated by the Luggage Store Gallery
Come to the Outpost for a performance by musician Jim Washington.

Day 3
Wednesday, October 7
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.

12:00-4:00 pm
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.

12:00-1:00 pm
Talk/Broadcast: The Commons
With Amy Franceschini, Matt Gonzalez, and Mei Ling Hui
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects
A lunch-time discussion examining the role of public space in helping to provide sources of food. From the communal bakehouse and urban farm to public orchards, how do we think of our urban lands in helping to cultivate healthy food and community? We will discuss alternative economics examining new forms of currency, barter economies, and other value systems–looking at how can food play a role in growing these alternatives. Our speakers will include artist Amy Franceschini of Futurefarmers whose project, the Flatbread Society, is constructing a public bakehouse and grain field in the center of Oslo, Norway; Matt Gonzales, the former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and a Green Party mayoral and vice-presidential candidate; and Mei Ling Hui, San Francisco’s Urban Forest and Urban Agriculture Coordinator. The discussion will be moderated by Alison Sant, co-founder and partner in the Studio for Urban Projects. A live stream of the discussion will be broadcast on the Studio for Urban Projects web site.

2:00-5:00 pm
Workshop: Communal Bake Oven
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects
Join us for a community workshop where we will bake bread and discuss alternative economies with Amy Franceschini and Stijn Schiffeleers of the Flatbread Society.

7:00-8:30 pm
Screening: SF Urban Film Festival Preview
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with SF Urban Film Fest
A selection of films featured in the upcoming SF Urban Film Fest focused on cities and civic engagement inspired by great storytelling. The festival believes compelling stories can help shape urbanist ideas, practice, and project implementation.

 


OUTPOST WEEK THREE

How do we bring nature to the city?

Day 1
Tuesday, October 13
2:00-4:00pm
Portraiture Postcards (moved from Monday)
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.

4:30-6:00pm
Imagination Station / Echolalia: Calling in a More Just and Vibrant World 20 Years from Now (moved from Monday)
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.

Day 2
Wednesday, October 14
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.

12:00-1:00pm
Talk/Radio Broadcast: Ecological Infrastructure
With Simon Bertrang, Joel Pomerantz and Jane Martin
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects
A lunch-time discussion looking at the landscape of water in San Francisco and how we think about the overlap of ecological systems with urban infrastructure. Our speakers will include Simon Bertrang, a planner for the Department of Public Works and a project manager for the Better Market Street program; Joel Pomerantz, the creator of Seep City, a map of San Francisco’s urban waterways; and Jane Martin, the founder and principal of Shift Design Studio and Plant*SF an organization that promotes permeable landscaping for urban beautification and sustainable urban infrastructural practice. The discussion will be moderated by Alison Sant, co-founder and partner in the Studio for Urban Projects.

3:00-5:00 pm
Workshop: Planting Swallowtail Habitat
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with Nature in the City
Join us for a planting workshop focusing on host plants and nectar sources for the Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, which flies on Market Street. Learn how to transplant native plants and build a new wildlife corridor for this resilient butterfly. This event is hosted by Amber Hasselbring, the Executive Director of Nature and the City.

7:00-8:30 pm
Film Screening: Saving the Bay/Saving the City
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects
Join us for a film screening of Saving the Bay and the forthcoming Saving the City with Executive Producer Ron Blatman. These films explore the history of the San Francisco Bioregion and document the political activism that has conserved this region. The evening will start with an introduction by Peter Brastow, San Francsico’s biodiversity coordinator from the San Francisco Department of the Environment.

8:30-9:30 pm
Performance: Water and Fruit
Curated by the Luggage Store Gallery
A reading hosted by Natalie Brilliant and Maria Dawn culminating with the serving of water and fruit

Day 3
Friday, October 16
8:00-12:00pm
Streetopia
Curated by the Luggage Store Gallery
To celebrate the book launch of Streetopia, the Luggage Store will host a series of readings, performances and film screenings stretching between the gallery at 1007 Market Street and the Outpost.

Day 4
Saturday, October 17
2:00-5:00 pm
Create with Nature Zone
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with the Children in Nature Collaborative
Central Market is home to one of San Francisco’s densest neighborhoods, with an estimated 4,000 children and some of the least access to open space. In addition to the Wednesday program, this week we will host a Create with Nature Zone on Saturday. For one day, the Children in Nature Collaborative will transform Market Street into a natural play space for children, parents and friends. This event is produced in collaboration with the Children in Nature Collaborative.

6:30 pm
Predator Songstress: Reclaiming Stolen Voice
Curated by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
YBCA partners with the Central City SRO Collaborative, an organization dedicated to the social, economic, and political advocacy and empowerment of low-income, residential hotel tenants who live in the Tenderloin and South of Market (SOMA) Districts of San Francisco and Degenerate Art Ensemble which makes performance inspired by punk, comics, cinema, nightmares and fairy tales to create a workshop focusing on storytelling, interview techniques, body language and communication.

 


OUTPOST WEEK FOUR

Can we reclaim the streets for people, creating a transit model that prioritizes safe biking and walking?

Day 1
Monday, October 19
2:00-4:00pm
Imagination Station / Echolalia: Calling in a More Just and Vibrant World 20 Years from Now
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.

Day 2
Tuesday, October 20
2:00-4:00pm
Portraiture Postcards
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.

Day 3
Wednesday, October 21
12:00-1:00
Talk/Radio Broadcast: Bikeways
With Gillian Gillett, Blaine Merker, Noah Budnick
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects
How can we create safer bicycle infrastructure? 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
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.

12:00-1:30 & 5:00-7:00 pm
Pop-Up: Post-Car Travel Agency
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects
Stop by to learn more about car-free adventuring from San Francisco’s bike travel agency. Post-Car can help you plan your next door-to-door bicycle and transit adventures originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provide all the functions of a travel agency: planning and booking as well as advice on outfitting and routes.

3:00-5:00 pm
Workshop: Bicycle Pit Stop
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
A bicycle workshop led by San Francisco Yellow Bike, a tenderloin-based non-profit bike program that refurbishes bikes for kids and distributes them to local schools and youth organizations. Learn how to make common bike repairs and get an introduction to bike building. The workshop hosted by San Francisco Yellow Bike founder and director Nathan Woody and director Adam Dubinksy.

7:00 pm
Film Screening: Kino Kiosk
Curated by the Studio for Urban Projects in collaboration with the Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program
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. This event is produced in collaboration with the Exploratorium Cinema Arts Program and is curated by Kathleen Maguire, Samuel Sharkey and Liz Keim.

Day 4
Thursday, Oct 22
6:30pm & 8:00pm
Central Market Showcase Tours & Art Night SF
Curated by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Join us for walking tours of the Central Market Showcase projects. Tours begin at UN Plaza at ART NIGHT SF, a collaboration between local galleries, museums, arts nonprofits, city agencies and independent artists with the collective aim of publicly championing the arts in San Francisco.