Can storytelling bring Public Interest Design the recognition it deserves, or is something else missing?
The Open Architecture Collaborative takes up tools at 2017 Leadership Summit In February, Rice University’s architecture building wore some encouraging impromptu signage: WE – WILL – NOT – BUILD – YOUR – WALL. The handful of students at work that weekend were surprised but not alarmed by the presence of some 20 international professionals in their…
Not that anybody needs a reminder, but 2016 was a LONG YEAR! So long in fact we welcomed it under a different name. During the period when the Open Architecture Collaborative identified itself, built a board of directors, and quietly secured a 501(c)3, the “San Francisco Chapter” had its own rebuilding to do.
How Open Architecture SF partnered with computer programmers and renown architects to hack underused “open spaces” of downtown San Francisco.
When an organization shutters, its institutional knowledge, like a stricken ship, takes on water and submerges.
You’d think Calvino’s Marco Polo encountered 2015 Detroit in his strange travels. He would have told of a downtown overrun with ornate, unpeopled buildings and unhindered automobiles. A slender rail line weaves through the air among skyscrapers, along which a periodic train completes twenty-minute clockwise circuits; it’s called the People Mover but has no passengers.…
(BALLE – Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) Matt Stinchcomb is about to launch Etsy-dot-org.