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Meet Your Maker: A mini festival of Bay Area cultural innovators

David Brower Center

Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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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.

Workshop Schedule:

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)

Activity Schedule:

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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When & Where

The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

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David Brower Center

One of the Bay Area’s most advanced green buildings, the nonprofit David Brower Center is an inspiring home for environmental and social action, combining both offices and program facilities in a 50,000 square-foot space.

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