San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Rebar: Urban Prototyping
On a in 2005, Rebar converted a single parking space into a public park. Today “parklets” dot streets around the world and have changed the way we think about public space. Rebar continues to challenge how we engage with civic space through Urban Prototyping, an emerging movement that makes city design more innovative, collaborative and immediate.
Urban Proto Parklet Party 6pm
Come early to see and sit on urban prototypes. We're building a parklet for the night with bubbleware, a modular music stage, bicycle powered food, and more.
Matthew takes the stage at 7pm.
Matthew Passmore is an artist, urban explorer and public space advocate. He currently directs Rebar’s public art program. As a founder and principal at Rebar, Matthew initiated the first Rebar project, the Cabinet National Library, in 2004. He has generated the concepts for other well-known Rebar projects, including PARK(ing) Day, Street Life and EnCanment. He lectures at venues around the globe on the role of artistic experimentation in improving the quality of the public realm.
Rebar is an interdisciplinary studio in San Francisco working at the intersection of art, design, and ecology.
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Mission Bicycle Company
Mission Bicycle is a custom bicycle manufacturer in San Francisco's Mission distrcit. We build single speed and internally geared bikes one at a time for city commuters.