Momentum and Amplitude: AFH-SF 2016

Maybe the Carafe Café on Folsom Street was a little too dark for a wintry San Francisco chapter meeting. But it could be argued that the ambiance let inspiration shine brighter as a dozen old and new friends traded stories and tried to lace a loose AFH Chapter together for a marathon year 2016. Not…

(2015) Tuoriszt

If it’s the New Year, then the Annual Schmaltz (news) is going out, as it’s been doing for the third(ish) consecutive year. No big comic this year (though we’re overdue), but of course there’s a mixtape involved. The…Annual Mixtape, “Tuoriszt.” I’m kind of excited about it. Here’s the copy packaged to intro the mix –…

Around the Bay: Humanitarian design rockets into 2015

(AFHSF) It’s been a buzzing 2015 already around the Bay Area for celebrating humanitarian design, in nonprofit and private practice alike! Here we touch on the panels, parties and fora highlighting great work by architects, planners and engineers for San Francisco and Oakland, and Haiti as well.  SPUR: New Plans For New Areas Among the…

#BALLE2014 Cooking Up Good: Food Shift

(For BALLE – Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) Too much fresh food heads to the compost too prematurely in the Bay Area while too many people go hungry. This is a problem that Oakland-based Food Shift is working to solve with their food recovery program, a process they incorporated into the 2014 BALLE Conference. We…