Reclaim Market Street! Plaza Intervention

Event Details

Saturday, October 15, 2011
1:00 PM

Reclaim Market Street! Plaza Intervention

Saturday October 15th

Playspace 1:00-5:00 pm
Screening 7:00 pm
UN Plaza (Market Street between 7th & 8th Streets)
Please register with SPUR This event is free and open to the public Donations appreciated

“Play is freedom.” –Johan Huizinga

Can plazas be made more dynamic by serving different age groups and interests over the course of a day? Can children be better integrated into the life of the street, learning to become citizens through their participation in the city and protected by the watchful eyes of neighbors? UN Plaza will be transformed into a play space for children, parents and friends. By day, it will feature the Imagination Playground kit by David Rockwell. In the evening, this space will host a public screening of the 1906 film A Trip Down Market Street and its 2005 remake by Melinda Stone and Liz Keim. Archivist Rick Prelinger will show films from his collection focusing on the history of Market Street as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and industrial filmmakers. This event is part of the exhibition Reclaim Market Street! created by the Studio for Urban Projects and exhibited at SPUR. Please visit the exhibition at 654 Mission Street, San Francisco. Acknowledgments: Created with the support of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Imagination Playground on loan from the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA. Special thanks to Karen Mauney-Brodek, Dana Ketcham, Lisa Beyer, Brianna Cutts and Jennifer Caleshu. Reclaim Market Street! is made possible through the generous support of SPUR and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.