• The City and the Ocean
    November 6, 2013, 06:00 PM
    Exploring blue urbanism with Timothy Beatley, Eric Sanderson, Robin Grossinger and John Gillis
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  • Freeways Without Futures
    September 19, 2013, 07:00 PM
    A panel discussion considering the removal of highway 280 with Gillian Gillette, John Norquist, Douglas and Burnham moderated by Tomiquia Moss
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  • Tigers on Market Street
    September 8, 2013, 11:00 AM
    A walking tour of urban butterfly habitat with Amber Hasselbring and Liam O’brien
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  • Urban Refuge
    May 8, 2013, 07:00 AM
    An evening featuring Tim Beatley, Jennifer Wolch and David Gissen in conversation with Peter Brastow
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  • Birds-Eye View
    April 11, 2013, 07:00 PM
    Birds-Eye View An evening exploring the unique relationship of birds to our urban environment with Filmmaker Judy Irving in conversation with Megan Prelinger TIME: 7:00 pm LOCATION: Studio for Urban Projects, 917 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 REGISTRATION: Please RSVP to info@studioforurbanprojects.org Suggested donation $5-$15 TRANSIT: Served by Market Street transit lines to Civic Center or MUNI lines 19, 27 and 47 to [...]
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  • Mannahatta 2409
    December 20, 2012, 07:00 PM
    Mannahatta 2409 A talk by Eric Sanderson on imagining ecological sustainability in the context of climate change DATE: Thursday, December 20th TIME: 7:00 pm LOCATION: Studio for Urban Projects, 917 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 REGISTRATION: Please RSVP to info@studioforurbanprojects.org Suggested donation $5-$15 TRANSIT: Served by Market Street transit lines to Civic Center or MUNI lines 19, 27 and 47 to SOMA. Secure [...]
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  • Nest Building
    December 16, 2012, 01:00 AM
    Nest Building A workshop in making nests for urban critters with Amber Hasselbring and Lisa Lee Benjamin Date: Sunday, December 16th Time: 1:00-4:00 pm Location: Studio for Urban Projects, 917 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Registration: $25.00 per person. Please register with EventBrite San Francisco is one of the densest cities in the country, yet it includes and is adjacent [...]
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  • Exploring Mission Creek
    October 14, 2012, 01:00 PM
    Guided by the contributions of Chris Carlsson, Leslie Golden and Megan Prelinger, members of the community and nature enthusiasts explored the natural history of Mission Creek and its development. With both expertise and local insight, the group discovered how city parks can be successfully recreated to provide habitat as well as public green space. The discussion encouraged a rethinking the original ecology of our cities in order to inform the way in which we redesign and integrate them.
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  • Reclaim Market Street! Film Screening
    November 15, 2011, 06:00 PM
    Urban planner William H. Whyte’s study The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces is a profound study of urban space. In the 1970s, using methods of direct observation—including photography, film and notation—Whyte and his research assistants compiled a survey of New York’s plazas, streets and sidewalks, examining pedestrian behavior and dynamics.
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  • Reclaim Market Street! Street Intervention
    October 22, 2011, 01:00 PM
    By charting their route down Market Street, this intervention was an open invitation for the public to inform the making of a better bike infrastructure. Through space activation and engaging conversations with experts such as Sabrina Merlo (Bay Area Bicycle Coalition/Civic Cycle), Will Tabajonda (SFMTA), Andrew Lee (Sustainable Streets), Chris Carlsson (Shaping SF), Brian Smith (Huckleberry Bicycles), John Bela (Rebar) among others, this was a successful example of how an engaged public can inform urban design.
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  • Reclaim Market Street! Plaza Intervention
    October 15, 2011, 01:00 PM
    Featuring the Imagination Playground kit by David Rockwell during the day and hosting a public screening of the “A Trip Down Market Street” (1906), along with other films on the area’s history, UN Plaza was radically transformed into a site for play and freedom. By rethinking its uses, this intervention proved that public plazas can be places where children, parents and friends interact and celebrate their city.
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  • Reclaim Market Street! Sidewalk Intervention
    October 8, 2011, 01:00 AM
    Calling on the creativity of Futurefarmers, Michael Swaine, Paul Benney, Genine Lentine, and Amber Hasselbring, Reclaim Market Street invited the passerby to use play, humor, and dialogue to enhance the possibilities of an otherwise unnoticed space. By listening, reflecting or literally cleaning the streets, this collective effort inspired participants into re-imagining the possibilities of public space through the language of poetry and art.
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  • Reclaim Market Street! Walking Tour
    October 1, 2011, 11:00 AM
    Every street is a stage for history, political dialogue and activism and, in the case of San Francisco, Market Street has played a unique role in the shaping our political and social sphere. Through a four-hour walk with author, activist and historian Chris Carlsson, this intervention invited members of the community to traverse both space and time in order to take account of key historical moments and envision a better future for this street.
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  • Reclaim Market Street! Exhibition Opening
    September 6, 2011, 06:00 PM
    Comments by Margaret Crawford, the author of Everyday Urbanism, opened the exhibition Reclaim Market Street! at the SPUR Urban Center. By providing a wider context on the re-envisioning of Market Street through the Better Market Street Project along with other efforts done internationally, this exhibition highlighted the importance of artists and experimental urban planning in re-inventing public spaces.
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  • The Underground Food Movement
    May 17, 2011, 07:00 PM
    Cow shares, market memberships, food swaps, pop-up restaurants, and backyard harvesting, are only some examples of the underground food movement that is re-shaping the way we think about economics, food distribution, and community. Over the course of this event, experts in the subject Sandor Katz, Iso Rabins, Ted Purves and Susanne Cockrell discussed how this emerging grass-roots movement is creating new economic and social opportunities for people in San Francisco and around the world.
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  • Edible Wild Plants
    May 5, 2011, 07:00 PM
    Through this event foraging expert, John Kallas gave the San Francisco community an opportunity to engage differently with their food and their environment. Compiling some of the key insights of his recently published book, Edible Wild Plants: Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate, along with 35 years of hands-on research, Dr. Kallas offered participants a nutritious and economic alternative for their diet by showing them how to identify, harvest and prepare edible wild plants found within walking distance from the kitchens.
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  • Cycling Cities
    April 14, 2011, 07:30 PM
    What initiated as a grassroots movement is now transforming the landscape of cities around the globe. With the goal of examining the development of urban biking within the complexity of urbanization, ‘Cycling Cities’ invited experts such as Leah Shahum (Bike Coalition), Heath Maddox (SFMTA), architect David Baker and Chris Carlsson (Critical Mass) to discuss the possibilities and challenges of designing a better infra-structure for biking and increasing its popularity as a means of transport among cities.
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  • Reclaiming the Street
    March 31, 2011, 07:00 PM
    ‘Reclaiming the Street’ underlines the existing urban trend that goes back to thinking in a ‘human scale’, replacing cars with pedestrians and bicycles and abandoned spaces with intimate green “shared spaces.” With the contributions of Bryan Goebel (StreetsBlog), Kit Hodge (Great Streets Project) and architect David Winslow, the event engages in a discussion around innovative temporary approaches that manage to work within existing urban structures and transform the urban experience in a positive way.
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  • How to Grow a School Garden: A Crash Course in Starting School Gardens and Cooking with Students
    March 17, 2011, 06:00 PM
    How to Grow a School Garden: a Complete Guide for Parents and Teachers authors Arden Bucklin-Sporer and Rachel Pringle, discussed the process of conceiving and sustaining school gardens. They make the case that weaving the school’s curricula into the natural environment has multiple physical, academic and social benefits that are worth promoting.
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  • A Curious Cinema: Resonance
    February 11, 2011, 12:00 AM
    Led by artist Meara O'Reilly, participants learned more about the possibilities of Cymatics and the sensitivities that every object has to certain frequencies of sound. Through a series of fun experiments, the group discovered the resonant properties of milk, learned about the uses and sounds of a harmonograph, and enjoyed the taste and sound of a hot vegetarian meal. This event made it clear that, when the right tones are put in to place, amazing possibilities are revealed.
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  • Farming 2050
    February 1, 2011, 07:00 PM
    Celebrating the launch of 'Free Soil', a journal edited by Amy Franceschini, Farming 2050 invited artists, farmers, writers, policy makers, architects and philosophers to paint a picture of how farming will look like in the year 2050. What emerged was a range of thoughts, apprehensions and reevaluations that offer a diverse look on the future of farming.
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  • Field Notes: Walking Tour and Wild Foods Dinner
    October 23, 2010, 03:00 AM
    Following the launch of the project “Field Notes: Observing Lake Union” in Seattle, the Studio for Urban Projects hosted a walking tour with short talks by Coll Thrush, David Williams, Ray Larson, and other project contributors. Followed by a dinner of wild foods foraged from the region, the event strengthened the project by underlining the importance and tensions that occur between ecology, wildlife and growing urban environments.
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  • Field Notes: Lake Union Park Opening
    September 25, 2010, 11:00 AM
    Celebrating the grand opening of Lake Union Park in Seattle and exposing its rich and layered history, the Studio for Urban Projects created an audio tour that explores the underlying ecology of Lake Union and the dramatic transformations it has experienced through time. Through an interactive experience and guided by the voices of local scholars, ecologists, historians, foragers, residents, and designers, visitors learn about the interplay between this area's natural ecology and the changing human values and processes that continuously reshape it.
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  • Public Orchard: Canning & Preserving Workshop
    September 19, 2010, 11:00 AM
    For the course of one day, Chef Nicole LoBue transformed the Public Orchard installation into a workshop in order to introduce participants to the self-sufficiency mechanisms of canning and preserving. Using seasonal and local fruits, the workshop offered all the tools and techniques necessary for participants to prepare for the winter months ahead.
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  • Public Orchard: Biodiesel Bus Tour
    September 18, 2010, 10:30 AM
    Through a tour of San Jose’s local orchards and farms, this event explored the possibilities, benefits and challenges of urban farming. With a variety of stops and the contributions of Darrin Nordahl (author of Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture,), Linda McCabe (Guadalupe Gardens), Amie Frisch (Veggielution Community Farm), among others, participants got a full bite of some of the most successful local farming initiatives in the Bay Area.
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  • Public Orchard: Edible City Screening
    September 18, 2010, 06:30 AM
    The Studio for Urban Projects hosts a screening of Edible City, a film directed by Andrew Hasse documenting the stories of Bay Area visionaries engaged with the local food movement as a response to industrialized agriculture.
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  • Public Orchard: Darrin Nordahl Talk
    September 17, 2010, 05:30 PM
    Author and activist Darrin Nordahl discusses the problems of food safety and security, obesity and poor nutrition and exposes some of the creative solutions that are emerging within the country.
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  • The Self-Sufficient Kitchen, Canning + Preserving Class
    August 28, 2010, 01:00 PM
    The Self-Sufficient Kitchen, Canning + Preserving Class In this class we will harvest the height of the seasons fruits and vegetables and learn how to preserve them. Equipment, recipes and techniques will be demonstrated and will make preserves and can vegetables for the winter months ahead. Students will leave with several jars to add to [...]
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  • A Curious Summer: Wind
    August 23, 2010, 09:00 AM
    One installment of "The Curious Summer," a series of week long kids summer camps organized by Bryan Welch and Marina McDougall, kids got hands-on experience with a variety of wind powered machines guided by the insights of Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School.
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  • A Curious Summer: Ocean Life
    August 16, 2010, 09:00 AM
    Powered by imagination and childlike curiosity, ‘Ocean Life’ submerges participants into the waters that surround San Francisco. Using the lenses of science, art and narrative, this event explores wildlife IN, OF and ON the ocean in order to give participants a first hand experience of the diversity and adaptation cycles that take place within ocean waters.
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  • A Curious Summer: Labyrinth
    August 9, 2010, 09:00 AM
    With the help of artists and a dose of imagination, the studio is transformed into a space of mystery and discovery. Using cardboard, pulleys and levers along with costumes, textures and bricolage techniques, participants use secret passageways to create a labyrinth that challenges the possibilities of reality, space and time.
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  • A Curious Summer: Stop/Motion
    July 12, 2010, 09:00 AM
    In the course of two-weeks, experimenting with photography and film, Stop/Motion took participants into a journey through light, time, and image. With the Studio transformed into a giant camera, participants experienced the possibilities of high-speed photography and long exposures. Along with expeditions around the city and the screening of various animated short films, this event was an opportunity to set a new relationship with time and the city.
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  • A Curious Summer: Curious Cafe
    June 28, 2010, 09:00 AM
    With the help of chefs Nicole LoBue and Leif Hedendal, Curios Cafe encourages participants to explore the hidden gardens, farms and wild foraging spots within the city. Within a restaurant setting, participants are able to discover a new sense of taste along diversity, new ingredients, family and friends.
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  • A Curious Summer: Shelter
    June 21, 2010, 09:00 AM
    Drawing inspiration by an Ohlone hut in the heart of the Mission, participants engage with different approaches and techniques of shelter. With the help of architects and engineers, a careful observation of local wildlife and an attempt to master knot-tying and lashing, the group learned from the intimate relationship that natural buildings hold with their local ecology.
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  • A Curious Summer: Stitch
    June 14, 2010, 09:00 AM
    With a studio full of sewing machines and piled high with textiles, participants challenge their creative capacities by playing with old pieces of fabric. Joined by tailors and designers, they go beyond the mechanical processes of factories to discover the creative state of mind that requires to make something out of nothing.
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  • The Self-Sufficient Kitchen, Cheese Class
    April 10, 2010, 01:00 PM
    This class will introduce techniques of milk preservation. Using both raw goat and cow's milks from local dairies, students will get hands-on experience making several basic fresh cheeses including ricotta, farmer'€™s cheese, fresh mozzarella, and feta cheese. The class will also demonstrate the basics of yogurt, kefir, buttermilk and creme fraiche.
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  • Visions of the Urban Future, Matt Hern discussion & book signing
    March 14, 2010, 07:00 PM
    If we want to preserve what's still left of the natural world, we need to use less of its resources and working towards sustainable cities stands as our best option towards achieving this goal. Matt Hern supports this notion and with the presentation of his new book, Common Ground in a Liquid City: Essays in Defense of an Urban Future, he offers us a refreshingly down-to-earth look at the importance of place in the urban future.
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  • Cultivating the Native Garden
    March 10, 2010, 07:00 PM
    Leaded by Peter Brastow (Nature in the City) and Lewis Stringer (Presidio Trust), the event frames a discussion around the environmental philosophy surrounding the current restoration projects going on within different native habitats around San Francisco. Supported by the presence and work of filmmaker Andrea Dunlap (The Seedling Project), this event presents an encouraging vision to San Francisco’s native ecology among urbanization.
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  • Little City: An evening with farmers Caitlyn Galloway and Brooke Budner of Little City Gardens
    March 4, 2010, 06:00 PM
    As an experiment of the economic viability of urban farming, Little City Gardens started cultivating artisinal salad mix and culinary herbs within a 50x50 ft backyard in the Mission. Currently expanding their production, founders Caitlyn Galloway and Brooke Budner invite participants to talk about their vision and the potential of urban agriculture over a salad tasting and tea.
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  • Tacoshed: do you know where your taco comes from?
    February 25, 2010, 07:00 PM
    As part of a research seminar on sustainable food practices hosted by URBANlab, a group of CCA architecture students presented the innovative project, Tacoshed. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the connections between the food and watershed systems through exploring the process of making a taco. Along with presentations from Jessica Diaz (Gracias Madre) and Back to Basics by Materials and Applications (emanate.org), the audience explored speculative models for a sustainable urban future.
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  • CRITTER Presents: Mother Cultural Exchange!
    February 20, 2010, 02:00 PM
    CRITTER's founder & director Phil Ross (www.philross.org) along with other local cultivators uncovered the secrets of “mother cultures” and their role producing some of the tastiest and healthiest foods out there. Along with live local music and free samples, participants got a good “culture take-away” as they learned about high-tech DIY methods to start their own cultures to produce their own breads, cheeses, yogurt, kombucha along with other tangy edibles.
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  • Reinventing the Commons: a discussion with Iain Boal
    February 17, 2010, 07:00 PM
    During this event, author and historian Iain Boal presents his book titled “The Long Theft: Episodes in the History of Enclosure” (2010). By making a historical analysis on the concept of “the commons,” the author argues how, with the rise of capitalist modernity, “the commons” have turned into “enclosures” by privatization. By underlining the ways in which we have lost our imagination for the realms that we might otherwise “share in common,” the author encourages the audience to rethink the ways in which we can revert this process.
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  • The Self-Sufficient Kitchen: Winter Pantry
    February 13, 2010, 01:00 PM
    During the course of a class, with a brief trip to the neighborhood farm, Little City Garden, members of the community explored the many benefits of eating local during the winter months. Through a fun day of harvesting and cooking, participants played with a variety of winter vegetables roots, squashes, tubers, braising greens, rancho gordo beans and whole grains, to discover the subtleties of flavor and many nutrients that can be gained using what is available.
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  • Hunting on Spring Ice
    February 5, 2010, 05:30 PM
    As a part of “A Curious Cinema,” presented by Studio for Urban Projects and educator Bryan Welch (acurious.org.), “Hunting on Spring Ice” transports the audience into 1963 Canada and the life of Netsilik Eskimo families before European acculturation. With the screening of an episode from "Group Hunting On The Spring Ice" and a presentation by tanner JT Beggs, this event offered a glimpse of the many ways in which film can induce a sense of wonder and transport us to otherworldly places.
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  • Recipes for an Encounter
    January 30, 2010, 12:00 PM
    Leveraging from the launch of the book “Recipes for Encounter,” Michael Swaine, Larry Bogad, Amy Franceschini and co-editor of the book Marisa Jahn present a workshop that explores different ways in which people can stimulate and engage with different encounters. Either by changing the speed of the city, revising a slave recipe for 'ash cakes' or doing tactical performance and historical role-playing, participants get new insights on their approach to urban life, space and history.
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  • A Curious Cinema: Love Life of the Octopus
    January 29, 2010, 05:30 PM
    As a part of ‘A Curious Cinema,’ Studio for Urban Projects presents the film of the pioneer of underwater filmmaking Jean Painleve, “Love Life of the Octopus” along with Steve Haddock & Brad Siebel’s “Baby Squid, Born Like Stars." Inspired by the mysterious features of the underwater and in conversation with Justin Holl, Peter Winch (Gulf of the Farallones Visitor Center) and printmaker Julie Whitcomb, participants explore the possibilities of the natural world by dissecting a Humboldt squid and making Gyotaku prints using squid ink.
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  • A Curious Cinema: Around Cape Horn
    December 18, 2009, 05:30 PM
    Narrated by Captain Irving Johnson, the screening of "Around Cape Horn" transports the viewers into an age gone by, when 3000 ton sailing vessels crossed the most treacherous waters on earth, powered only by wind and human muscle. After watching the 300 ft barque “Peking” disappear into towering waves amidst the torrential storms off of the southernmost tip of South America, participants complete their journey by getting some cord an learning how to tie the Turk’s Head knot.
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  • Self-Sufficient Kitchen: The Winter Pantry
    December 12, 2009, 01:00 PM
    In a time when we often mistake “food products” for real food, Chef Nicole LoBue re-introduces participants to the basics of traditional food preparation. Inspired by Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto, this event revisits traditional cooking techniques and explores the city as an agricultural site in order to reinterpret cooking in the context of contemporary urban foodshed.
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  • Planting the City: Urban Farming
    December 9, 2009, 07:00 PM
    Along a series of panel discussions, film screenings, and printed collections Planting the City explored how sidewalk planting, urban farming and community gardening are reshaping the city. Moderated by NY Times writer Allison Arieff, Amy Franceschini, Novella Carpenter (Farm City) and Paula Jones (Food Systems San Francisco Department of Public Health) leaded a engaging discussion on how strategies such as the Victory Garden movement of WWII are being re-contextualized and successfully encouraging the creation of sustainable cities
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  • A Curious Cinema: Secret Life of the Sewing Machine
    December 4, 2009, 05:30 PM
    Through the screening of the BBC series “Secret Life of Machines,” together with an activity leaded by special guests Michael Swaine and Nancy Jean, the Studio for Urban Projects offers participants and opportunity to experience some of the wonders that lay behind things of the everyday. Through the simple gesture of stitching a piece of clothing creatively, participants get a closer reading of what Tim Hunkin, creator of the series, envisioned when cracking a sewing machine open.
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  • Self-Sufficient Kitchen: Stocks + Stews
    November 21, 2009, 01:00 PM
    In a time when we often mistake “food products” for real food, Chef Nicole LoBue re-introduces participants to the basics of traditional food preparation. Inspired by Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food: An Eaters Manifesto, this event revisits traditional cooking techniques and explores the city as an agricultural site in order to reinterpret cooking in the context of contemporary urban foodshed.
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  • Planting the City: Edible City Screening
    November 5, 2009, 07:00 PM
    As a part of the ‘Planting the City’ series, the Studio for Urban Projects invited members of the community to revisit some of the stories behind the Bay Area residents and the many ways in which this community has responded to industrialized agriculture. As a film documenting the stories of Directors Andrew Hasse and Adam Goldstein, Edible City guided participants through the history of the local food scene and encouraged them to take an active part in it.
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  • Kitchen Co-op: a series of communal cooking gatherings
    October 29, 2009, 02:00 PM
    Taking a step away from the habit of cooking in isolation, Kitchen Co-op designed a series of gatherings that invited the public to experience weekly communal meal preparations. As a central activity to life, Kitchen Co-op leveraged from food and the revival of communal activities to engage participants into a new cooking experience. Leaded by chef Nicole Lo Bue, participants enjoyed the making and taste of a collaborative seasonal meal.
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  • CRITTER presents: Eat Bug Eat!
    October 24, 2009, 02:00 PM
    Taking a fun and adventurous approach to learning about our surroundings, CRITTER invited participants to a taste of edible insect foods grown in and around San Francisco. With ‘Taquitos Gusanos’, CRITTER offered fried wax moth larvae tacos made with freshly made tortillas, and served with mead, a fermented beverage made from honey. Exposed to astonishing new flavors, live music and other surprises along the way, this event was a taste of excitement and surprise to anyone willing to go beyond traditional boundaries.
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  • Planting the City: Supplanting the Pavement
    October 22, 2009, 07:00 PM
    Moderated by New York Times writer Allison Arieff and with the participation of Jane Martin (Plant SF), Gillian Gillett (Greening Guerrero), John Bela (Rebar), and Andres Power (SF Pavement to Parks Program), ‘Suplanting the Pavement’ was the first of two panel discussions that explored past and new strategies for sidewalk greening. As an approach that has proven to enliven the public sphere, this event was one of many efforts to encourage the building of people-driven cities.
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  • Kitchen Co-op: a series of communal cooking gatherings
    October 15, 2009, 02:00 PM
    Taking a step away from the habit of cooking in isolation, Kitchen Co-op designed a series of gatherings that invited the public to experience weekly communal meal preparations. As a central activity to life, Kitchen Co-op leveraged from food and the revival of communal activities to engage participants into a new cooking experience. Leaded by chef Nicole Lo Bue, participants enjoyed the making and taste of a collaborative seasonal meal.
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  • The Infrastructural City
    September 22, 2009, 06:30 PM
    As the Director of the Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Kazys Varnelis discussed some of the main ideas behind the research that went into his recently published book ‘The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles.’ Along with landscape architect David Fletcher and CCA professor Ila Berman, the panelists engaged in an interesting discussion around the consequences that these systems produce and the possibilities for engaging them more effectively.
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  • CRITTER presents: An Enormously Microscopic Evening
    September 12, 2009, 05:00 PM
    With the help of scientists and artists from the Exploratorium’s Living Systems, along with other microscopy professors and students, this event invited participants to get small in a big way! From simple water lenses to state of the art equipment, participants experimented and got immersed into the world of micro-organisms and live cells. Through a variety of demonstrations and hands-on activities involving a Do-It-Yourself microscope, this event was an enormous microscopic success!
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  • City Bountiful: a dinner focused on urban agriculture
    September 11, 2009, 06:30 PM
    Through the course of a dinner, environmental design-historian, Laura Lawson discussed some of her research and case studies of contemporary urban gardening practices. Elaborating on the key issues surrounding her book ‘City Bountiful, an illuminating history of community gardening in the U.S.’, Laura invited participants into imagining new possibilities for urban gardening in San Francisco. With the collaboration of Marina McDougall, architect Richard Johnson (Richard Johnson Design) and Blair Randall (Garden for the Environment), the discussion led to interesting conclusions around the degree in which cities can serve as sites for food production.
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  • CRITTER hosts SF Mobile Museum
    August 28, 2009, 05:00 PM
    The Studio for Urban Projects and Critter host the first exhibition of the SF Mobile Museum,”Looking for Loci.” As a community sharing project between the citizens of San Francisco and Denver, this event centers on the "Genius Loci," a concept that has been historically understood as the protective spirit of a place. Visitors and participants were invited to retrace their memories in order to recall the areas or energies that embody their own personal “genius loci.” These stories were gathered and shared in different formats along the exhibition and the blog.
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  • The Self-Sufficient Kitchen: canning + preserving
    August 8, 2009, 01:00 PM
    As a part of a series of classes around the subject of self-sufficiency and cooking according to the local ingredients, in this class, participants plunged into the season’s flavors and smells as they harvested fruits and vegetables and learned how to preserve them. With the right equipment, recipes and techniques, the group enjoyed making preserves and can vegetables that will add a sweet taste to the winter months ahead.
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  • CRITTER presents: Musical Soldering Workshop
    July 25, 2009, 01:00 PM
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  • A Curious Summer week 5 begins: Cardboard City
    July 20, 2009, 08:30 AM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • A Curious Summer week 4 begins: Shelter
    July 13, 2009, 08:30 AM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • The Self-Sufficient Kitchen: bread
    July 11, 2009, 01:00 PM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • A Curious Summer week 3 begins: Curious Cafe
    July 6, 2009, 08:30 AM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • A Curious Summer week 2 begins: Magnetic Fields
    June 29, 2009, 08:30 AM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • A Curious Summer week 1 begins: Camera Obscura
    June 22, 2009, 08:30 AM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • An Unnatural History of Golden Gate Park Walking Tour
    June 11, 2009, 10:00 AM
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  • Chris Carlsson: Found SF & Nowtopia
    June 10, 2009, 07:30 PM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • The Self-Sufficient Kitchen: fermentation
    June 6, 2009, 01:00 PM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • Gray Brechin: California’s Living New Deal Project
    May 13, 2009, 07:30 PM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • Kimchi Contest! 김치 경연 대회
    May 9, 2009, 02:37 PM
    (Critter event)
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  • The Self-Sufficient Kitchen: cheese
    May 2, 2009, 01:00 PM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • Sam Green: Utopia in Four Movements
    May 1, 2009, 07:00 PM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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  • Greywater Guerillas
    April 18, 2009, 02:00 PM
    (Critter event)
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  • The Urban Homestead
    April 5, 2009, 02:00 PM
    (Studio for Urban Projects event)
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