San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
For one afternoon, the David Brower Center will present Meet Your Maker, a daylong celebration of the Bay Area’s alternative economies. Featuring Treasure Island Flea’s artisans, Institute of Urban Homesteading’s radical educators, Urban Ore’s scavengers, and Bay Area Community Exchange’s (BACE) timebankers, Meet Your Maker allows visitors to experience the breadth and depth of locally-generated, more sustainable alternatives to standard commercial production.
There will be food trucks lined up outside serving delicious food, beer and wine, while inside live music and DJ's will set the mood for this fun-filled event.
Visitors will also be invited to write a love letter to their favorite locally-owned business with Yelp, share their own stories of crafting and making with Wakingstar, and bring an object to swap with a stranger as part of Kathryn Kenworth's INSTA-TRADE project.
1-2 p.m. - Hacking the Sharing Economy with Uptima Boot Camp
2-3 p.m. - Bay Area Scavenging with Urban Ore
3-4 p.m. - In-home Fermentation with Institute of Urban Homesteading
4-5 p.m. - Community-based Timebanking with Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE)
12-6 p.m. - Explore Social Coins with Kumu
1-5 p.m. - INSTA-TRADE with Kathryn Kenworth (bring an object to swap!)
1-5 p.m. - Write a Love Letter to a Local Business with Yelp
1-5 p.m. - Video Storytelling Booth with Wakingstar Productions
Meet Your Maker is one of the many public programs associated with the Brower Center’s Reimagining Progress gallery exhibition. Focused on the notion that our society’s current consumption patterns are outstripping our planet’s available resources, the exhibition features artworks from 18 Bay Area-based artists selected from over 440 submissions. Through a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, performance, and video, Reimagining Progress artists offer powerful critiques of our unsustainable status quo while exploring alternative notions of progress.
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David Brower Center
The David Brower Center provides a home for the environmental movement by advocating for the beauty, diversity and ecological integrity of Earth. The Brower Center accomplishes this mission through a distinctive combination of permanent infrastructure and ongoing programs in a unique civic institution that 1) informs the public about the environmental challenges we face and the bold actions we must take if ours is to remain a living planet; 2) inspires people to recognize their own power and responsibility to act on behalf of the Earth; and 3) connects individuals and organizations dedicated to social equity and ecological sustainability.