The Architecture and The City Festival is produced by the San Francisco branch of the American Institute of Architects. This popular festival includes collaborations with local design and community partners, firms and organizations to further creative ideas and advance the conversation surrounding the local built environment, to celebrate accomplishments and together work towards building a more sustainable future. The 2015 theme was, Play: Design in Action. Play is a dynamic and essential element of the creative process for design arts, and this year the festival explored how San Francisco’s design community uses play and playfulness to create and inspire and to connect design with other fields. How does a playful approach help overcome the tendency to truncate the creative process? How do you create an environment for taking risks, making mistakes, and learning?
City Blocks [An Interactive art installation]
On view September 3 through October 30, 2015
Ramon’s Tailor, 628 Jones Street, San Francisco
Play with City Blocks! Visitors are invited to play with light and shapes in this interactive three-dimensional video art installation by Bay Area artists Marty McCutcheon and Brad Wise. Cityscapes are projected onto three-dimensional forms made from lightweight recycled materials. Viewers may arrange shapes as they please, producing their own city blocks of abstract lines, images and patterns. See your city in a different way.
Role: Program coordinator
Location: San Francisco, CA