Urban Prototyping FEstival


Our team co-created and directed the first Urban Prototyping Festival in  collaboration with non-profit organizations intersection for the Arts and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts as well as Forest City’s 5M project. This event--which has since evolved into a research lab—explored how participatory design, art, and technology can improve cities through  using small-scale, temporary interventions in a four-block area of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena district. A form of tactical urbanism, the 5M UP Festival was the culminating event in a year-long creative placemaking initiative sponsored by an national ArtPlace Grant. The event has since grown into a regularly repeating event activating San Francisco’s main civic spine, Market Street.

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