Two upcoming eco-minded events at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The Gatherers: Greening Our Urban Spheres
October 31, 2008–January 11, 2009
Opening night party: Thursday, October 30, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
The Gatherers is an exhibition combining art and cultural activism to explore how we ensure sustainability for our growing urban populations. The Gatherers explores the differences and similarities of different cultural attempts to green urban spaces. The exhibit touches upon a broad range of interlinking matters, from environmental issues to urban spatial justice, through interactive programs, urban interventions and public dialogue.
Artists and artist collectives in the exhibition include:
Fallen Fruit, Amy Franceschini with Wilson Diaz, The National Bitter Melon Council, Oda Projesi, Marjetica Potrc, Public Matters, Ted Purves and Susanne Cockrell, Rebar, roomservices and Åsa Sonjasdotter.
Community Conversations: What Does it Mean to be Green?
November 11, 2008
6 pm, Grand Lobby, Free (Tickets required. Call YBCA Box Office at 415.978.2787)
A lively public conversation exploring the complexity and contradictions around greening urban environments.
Conversationalists include: Matthew & Terces Englehart, Founders, Café Gratitude Lynda Grose, Eco-fashion Instructor, California College of the Arts Eliza Thomas, Editorial Director for Common Ground Magazine/Lime Network Casey Harre, Slow Food Nation curator Nwamaka “Maka” Agbo, Ella Baker Center’s Green Jobs Corps