Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across the Arts and Public Space

10234299096_9cac567696_kIn recent debates over the role of art and design in urban life, “San Francisco” and “the Bay Area” figure prominently, particularly in discourses and projects that tout the importance of “creativity” in the vitalization of the urban. This gathering took the temperature of current urban arts debates in the Bay Area, and asked how artists, designers, and civic activists have redefined the local landscape and their relationship to it.