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“Outpost” Nature Day: Bioblitz, Eco Workshops, Film & Performance | SF

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Center for Urban Projects Outpost V2 | Market St. and 6th St. San Francisco, CA

Event Details

“Outpost” Market Street Workshops, Discussions & Film Fest | Central Market

Building on the success of the Market Street Prototyping Festival held last spring, the Central Market Showcase will bring back a collection of projects for one month that tests ideas for improving San Francisco’s main thoroughfare.

Believing that artists and designers can be provocative agents in helping us to reimagine our cities, the Studio for Urban Projects has created Outpost as a way of helping us to claim Market Street in this crucial moment. It will be a place to enjoy a meal, talk with your neighbors, relax and give our city planners feedback that will shape the future of Market Street.

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.

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.

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

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.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Lectures & Workshops, Movies, San Francisco, Theater & Performance
Address: Market St. and 6th St. San Francisco, CA