The full model when assembled occupies more than 1500 square feet, measuring 37 x 41 feet. All the pieces and parts have been tracked down, transported to San Francisco from a Berkeley warehouse, and fully cleaned and inventoried. The model is now located at the San Francisco Library’s Brannan Street warehouse where both the model and site will serve as departure points for a research project titled TAKE PART. TAKE PART will develop and be shaped (the title and process are a nod to Lawrence and Anna Halprin’s 1970s methodologies of collective creativity and community planning as inspiration) through different stages of research and dialogue in collaboration with students, urban specialists, social geographers, other specialists, and of course, citizens, the ultimate experts.
This is a call and invitation to California College of the Arts graduate students and community to learn more about the project and Bik Van der Pol, and to help identify ways the project can take shape, involving and interweaving the ideas and perspectives of students and CCA’s community.
TAKE PART: Is There Room for San Francisco in San Francisco? is organized by Public Knowledge, a curatorial initiative at SFMOMA realized in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library.
Call + Response is an open invitation to Bay Area cultural producers in fields of design, architecture, humanities, civic affairs, urban planning, and more who want to connect with Curatorial Research Bureau to insert their ideas into the public realm for dialogue. The format speaks to a long history of democratic participation, projecting thoughts and ideas in public gatherings where speaking and listening—call and response—are equally valued as essential parts of public discourse.