Public Knowledge

Designing with Communities in Mind

Thursday, December 14, 2017
6 p.m.

Floor 2, Koret Education Center

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Photo: Beth La Berge

As part of Public Knowledge, this monthly series casts SFMOMA as a venue for discussing public issues. Hear from a diverse range of speakers invested in the Bay Area’s urban culture as they examine shared concerns, especially around the meaning, value, and challenges of civic life today.

What does it mean to design with communities in mind? California College of the Arts professors Shalini Agrawal and Chris Treggiari will address this question, drawing on their long-term collaboration with the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center. They will explore the importance of taking creative and inclusive approaches when working in the public interest, and discuss how a hybrid practice that combines methods from architecture, art, and design can allow for new ideas to emerge that better address community needs.

Public Knowledge is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. The project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Activities in the Koret Education Center are generously supported by the Koret Foundation.

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Launched in April 2017, Public Knowledge is a two-year project that aims to promote public dialogue on the cultural impact of urban change. Through artist projects, research collaborations, public programs, and publishing, it builds new connections between ideas, individuals, and communities. Public Knowledge is based in San Francisco and takes place at multiple locations in the city.