CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

A Partnership Between Art and the Public to Design San Francisco’s Future

By Convening Dialogue Among Diverse Communities, Yerba Buena Creates Culture That Stirs Civic Action

San Franciscans reimagine their city at the Market Street Prototyping Festival, a partnership between the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the San Francisco Planning Department. Photo by Tommy Lau.

Who gets to design the future of life?

This is a question that we posed recently at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, where I am very proud to work. Focusing on inquiry and our promise to be the creative home for civic action, we invited people—artists, designers, planners, and more—to discuss and debate that question. And by gathering diverse perspectives around this line of inquiry, we produced a cascading series of answers that made an impact far beyond the arts.

Indeed, this abundant conversation led to new ways …

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