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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

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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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