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“Open City/Art City” Art & Ideas Festival | SoMa

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Saturday, October 4, 2014 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) and Institute for the Future (IFTF) present Open City/Art City Festival from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Enjoy a vibrant mix of art installations, speakers, participatory activities, performances, music, food, and play. IFTF and YBCA invite you to help them imagine how to build a city that is more open, creative and inclusive.

Topics Addressed:

  • Systems of Support and Strengthened Infrastructures for Vibrant Arts and Culture
  • Uniting Civic Technology with Civic Arts Practice
  • Digital Divide, Inclusive Technology Movement
  • “Re-engineering” the Relationship between Art and Technology in the Bay Area
  • Maker Cities – The “Maker Mindset” to the Complex urban challenges of health, education, food, and citizenship.
  • Economic Shifts and Gaps – Addressing Equity – Changes in Neighborhoods and its Impacts
  • Creative Economies – Free, Sharing and Collaborative Economy
  • Public and Private Partnerships – Leveraging New Resources and Capital

Confirmed Member and Organization Participation:

  • Deborah M. Cullinan: Executive Director, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
  • Marina Gorbis: Executive Director, Institute For The Future
  • Jen Pahlka: Founder and executive director of Code for America, former Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States
  • Patricia Maloney: Art Practical and Daily Serving
  • Shannon Jackson: Executive Director, Arts Research Center (ARC) U.C. Berkeley
  • Kakul Srivastava: Chief Product Officer, WeWork
  • Tina Barseghian of IDEO, previously with MindShift, Make Magazine and Ready Made
  • Heather Hood, Director of Programs, Enterprise Community Partners
  • A Simple Collective: Led by Rhiannon MacFayden
  • Ebony McKinny: Director, Emerging Arts Professionals SF
  • Kapor Center for Social Impact
  • Gray Area Foundation For the Arts (GAFFTA): Re-engineering Tech
  • Drew Bennett: Program Director, Facebook Artist in Residency
  • James Rojas, Place-It : Urban Planning in Low-Income Communities
  • Market Street Prototyping Festival: City of San Francisco
  • SPUR: Kristy Wang, Community Planning Director
  • Public Matters: Community Driven Arts Practices
  • Alex Goldman, Research Manager, Technology Horizons, IFTF
  • Kilimanjaro Robbs: Hidden Genius Project
  • Vikram Chandra: Author, Novelist, Short Story Writer
  • Raquel Gutiérrez, In Community Program Manager, YBCA
  • Jason Kelly Johnson, is a founding design partner of Future Cities Lab
  • Mariah Rankine-Landers, Educator
  • Rebecca Foster, FuseCorps Executive Fellow; Senior Advisor, San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation
  • JD Beltran, Conceptual Artist, Filmmaker, Writer, Educator, and Public Art Administrator
  • Neil Hrushowy, PhD, MS, Manager, City Design Group, Citywide Planning
  • Jova Vargas, Youth Arts Manager, YBCA
  • Lina Sheth, VP for Strategy and Operations, ZeroDivide
  • Confirmed Artist Participation:
  • 15 Artists Envision Future Cities (Grand Lobby) Curated by Institute for the Future and Betti-Sue Hertz
  • Tim Roseborough: Tim Roseborough is a digital artist and musician
  • Black Spirituals: Zackary Watkins and Marshall Trammell
  • Jason Wyman
  • Future Cities Lab
  • HERD: Gene A. Felice II, Kate Spacek, Nathaniel Ober, Eve Warnock
  • Chinaka Hodge, Poet, Educator, Playwright and Screenwriter
  • Evan Bissell, Artist and Educator
  • Todd Elkin, Artist, Writer, Researcher, Activist, Educator
  • Ernest Jolly, Artist
  • Stephanie Syjuco, Artist and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Visual Arts Fellow
  • Christine Wong Yap, Artist
  • Favianna Rodriguez, Artist
  • Patrick Lotilla: DJ
  • DJ Uni aka Cynthia Blancaflor

Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Club / DJ, Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Address: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

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