Archive for February 3rd, 2008

budgets, bureacracy, politics or physics?

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

new-transpo-1000.jpgOK. So I love Packard and Steve’s new Market Street posters, as some of you know. The issues and content that they so playfully raise will be getting a slightly more weighty focus at a panel this Monday night in SF.

It’s at CCA’s SF campus, and irony of ironies, I can’t be there because I’m teaching at CCA’s Oakland campus that night. So maybe one of you will go, and tell me how it is?

Urban Visions Panel
Monday, February 4, 7 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, CCA’s San Francisco campus
1111 8th St, SF
The event is open to the public and FREE of charge.

Part of Packard Jennings‘ and Steve Lambert‘s current San Francisco Arts Commission’s Art on Market Street project Wish You Were Here! Postcards from Our Awesome Future, this panel will address ideas about transit and other urban developments that were raised during interviews the artists conducted with Bay Area architects, urban planners, and transportation engineers who were asked the question, “What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about budgets, bureaucracy, politics, or physics?”

The interviews provided the artists with the inspiration for six imaginative and humorous poster designs of a future San Francisco. The posters are currently exhibited on the pedestrian side of the triangular kiosks on Market Street between Van Ness and the Embarcadero through March 13, 2008.

Artists Packard Jennings and Steve Lambert have each been working separately on projects addressing social and economic concerns, all intended to encourage members of the public to ponder issues that affect their daily lives, often through subtly interventionist methods.

In addition to the artists, other panelists include:

Peter Albert, Deputy Director of Planning, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
John Peterson, Principal, Peterson Architects; founder and chair of Public Architecture
Tom Radulovich, Executive Director, Livable City; member of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors
Seleta Reynolds, Fehr & Peers Associates, Transportation Consultants