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“Tacoshed” Lecture: Examining the Taco Truck Taco | Mission District.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE



Join the Rebar Art & Design Studio (the people who brought you Park(ing) Day and Bushwaffle) in examining the origins and destiny of one of our City’s most revered and ubiquitous “local” foods: the humble taco truck taco during “Tacoshed.”

Event Information
Thursday, February 25, 2010 – 7pm
Studio for Urban Projects – 3579 17th Street (@ Dolores), San Francisco
FREE
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Taco fans, please join us for:

  • A talk by Jessica Diaz of Gracias Madre, a new restaurant serving organic Mexican cuisine to the Mission District of San Francisco
  • A presentation of Back to Basics by Materials and Applications  – a recirculating fish taco farm charged with rainwater at the beginning of the season, stocked with locally spawned tilapia and raising tomatoes, onion, and lettuce by harvest / party time
  • A presentation, exhibition, and discussion of the results of our Tacoshed research
  • Organic black bean tacos from the Spotted Rooster project served up by Mark Andrew Gravel of Bouwerie

About Tacoshed: Last fall a group of CCA) architecture students, led by Landscape Architect David Fletcher and Rebar art and design studioshared a meal together at a local taco truck for a class assignment. Our research seminar explored San Francisco’s food and wastesheds.

Our premise was that a seemingly simple, familiar food like the taco truck taco could provide visceral insight into the connections between the systems we were exploring. By thoroughly learning the process of formation and lifecycle what it takes to make a taco, we would be better able to propose and design a speculative model of a holistic and sustainable urban future.

What resulted was a richly complex network of systems, flows and ecologies that we call the global Tacoshed. The research seminar was a part of the URBANlab, an innovative curriculum component of The California College of the Arts Architecture Program.


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