Outpost: Day 2
Date: Friday April 10, 2015
Location: On the north side of Market Street between 6th and 7th
Transit: Served by Market Street transit lines, Civic Center BART station
Register: All events are open to the public and free of charge. For events with limited space, you may register in advance through eventbrite
Bicycle Pit Stop
Market Street is San Francisco’s busiest bike route, come by to pump your tires or make an adjustment. Stop for a quick fix or grab a coffee from Machine Coffee or the Hall and stay for a while – a welcome detour on your morning commute. This event is co-hosted by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Broomtrade, a performance by Michael Swaine and Paul Benney
Who cleans the streets? What is the definition of Civic Pride? What is teamwork? Where did you get that broom??? These are some of the questions that are at the core of Broomtrade, a social experiment/art piece by Michael Swaine and Paul Benney. Join them as they parade down Market St, with a series of hand-crafted, tandem brooms, and an open invitation to join in and help clean up the streets! Swaine and Benney have created a number of brooms that require groups of two, four, and six people to operate–transforming the simple act of sweeping into a collaborative, public dance event. They also invite people to bring a broom from home, and engage in a Broomtrade with other willing participants. Come to Market Street! Bring a broom! Learn a dance! And clean your city! Today’s performance will feature sound design by Yasi Perera. This event is curated by the Luggage Store Gallery.
On Market Library
Created by the Prelinger Library as an offsite library for Outpost. Come and browse a selection of titles related to Market Street’s ecology, transit, and public life. Librarians will be on hand to discuss the collection.
Post-Car Travel Agency
Stop by to learn more about car-free adventuring from San Francisco’s bike travel agency. Post-Car can help you plan your next door-to-door bicycle and transit adventures originating in the San Francisco Bay Area. They provide all the functions of a travel agency: planning, booking, giving advice on outfitting and routes.
Drop-in Planting Workshop
Join us for a planting workshop focusing on host plants and nectar sources for the Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, which flies on Market Street. Learn how to transplant native plants and build a new wildlife corridor for this resilient butterfly. This event is hosted by Amber Hasselbring, the Executive Director of Nature and the City.
The Landscape of Market Street: A walking tour
Chris Carlsson, co-director of Shaping San Francisco, will give a 90 minute walking tour covering the history of Market Street as a transit corridor, but he will also peel back the layers of history to reveal a lost landscape of sand dunes and a mysterious valley, saltwater wetlands and the strangely abundant fresh water that still flows beneath the area. Your ideas of the Central City are sure to be altered after this 90 minute walk! This event is created in collaboration with Shaping San Francisco.
Resident Naturalist: Amber Hasselbring
Come visit with expert naturalists who will be on-site to help spot wildlife along Market Street and contribute your findings to iNaturalist. Today’s naturalist will be Amber Hasselbring, the Executive Director of Nature in the City.
Bicycle Pit Stop
Market Street is San Francisco’s busiest bike route, come by to pump your tires or make an adjustment. Stop for a quick fix or grab a drink and a snack from the Hall or Showdogs and stay for a while – a welcome detour on your evening commute. This event is co-hosted by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Artist Julian Dash will re-interpret one of San Francisco’s oldest industries, jeans manufacturing, into a community based sewing project. Holy Stitch! teaches us to take the creation of our clothing into our own hands. Slow down on your commute home to come by and visit Dash’s bike-powered sewing machine. Grab a drink in the Hall and stay to learn about the transformation of cotton plant, to yarn, denim, and ultimately clothing. This event is curated by the Luggage Store Gallery.
Kino Kiosk, a film screening
Part moving image installation, part outdoor screening, the Kino Kiosk offers a variety of films that respond to the culture and development of Market Street and inspires new ways of looking at San Francisco’s main thoroughfare. Historical footage is paired with documentary and artistic interpretations of our downtown area. Visual narratives and abstract oddities seek to find a glowing niche amidst the frenetic pace and illuminated commercial centers. Audiences are invited to participate in the soundtracks and have the chance to win a prize! Whether you catch a glimpse passing by, or settle in to interact and engage, the Kino Kiosk offers a cinematic moment for all users of Market Street. This event is produced in collaboration with the Exploratorium Cinema Arts Program and is curated by Kathleen Maguire, Samuel Sharkey, Liz Keim, Melinda Stone and Rick Prelinger.
A moth light installed on the roof of Outpost will run from dark until daybreak, during the festival, helping to attract these nocturnal critters for night time viewing. Created in collaboration with Nature in the City.
The PPlanter, designed by Hyphae Design Laboratory, takes on the problem of public urination. It is a scalable, reconfigurable public urinal and sink that uses plants as bioflilters to treat wastewater, turning a nuisance into a nutrient. The project celebrates San Francisco’s progressions toward mobile and outdoor services such as parklets by providing additional infrastructure to support and enhance this trend. Hyphae is currently working with the Market-Tenderloin Community Benefit District, SF Clean City, and the Department of Public Works to turn the PPlanter into a neighborhood-wide program. This installation is located in front of the Luggage Store Gallery at 1007 Market Street @ 6th. Curated by the Luggage Store Gallery.
For a full description of the Outpost project and the Market Street Prototyping Festival please visit the Outpost page.