Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GRNASFCK // Summit on Invisible Urbanism Panelists Announced

GRNASFCK has announced the panelists for the Summit on Invisible Urbanism taking place this Saturday, October 25, at StoreFrontLab.

Part of GRNASFCK's three-day installation, I Love Extremophiles, the Summit on Invisible Urbanism brings together interdisciplinary thinkers to speculate on the biological, virtual, and moral tools at our deploy in confronting the post-industrial landscape, and designing for resiliency in an ecologically destabilized future.

Join GRNASFCK founders Ian Quate and Colleen Tuite for an expansive and informative discussion with:

David Fletcher, Landscape Architect, Fletcher Studio
Andrew Cal, Molecular Genetics + Cell Biology, Mango Materials
Nicholas Korrody, Artist, Theorist + Writer, Archinect
Geneva Travis, Management Consultant, Water Division of ARCADIS
Murphy Stein, R&D, Google; Futurist

Summit on Invisible Urbanism Saturday, October 25, 2014
11:00AM to 2:00PM 

337 Shotwell Street, SF
Free! Please register here!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

City Makers Salon Series Kicks Off with SITELAB's Laura Crescimano

Courtesy of SITELAB urban studio

City Makers, a new salon series sponsored by TraceSF, kicks off on October 28 at StoreFrontlab. Hosted by Amanda Loper of David Baker Architects and Emily Gosack of Jensen Architects, City Makers grew out of a desire to hear more from the women at the forefront of City Making, but their larger aim is to create an ongoing conversation that expands the notion of who makes our cities.

First up is Laura Crescimano, a founding principal of SITELAB urban studio, the San Francisco-based design strategy firm that is rethinking how we create public spaces. After launching in 2012, SITELAB’s research-driven approach to understanding what makes communities and spaces hum quickly captured the attention of some big players, but Crescimano and her partners, Evan Rose and Elanor Pries, are interested in all scales of city making. Her recent projects range from master plans for the 5M Project and Pier 70, both with Forest City, to a 300-pixel infographic for the non-proift, Destination Home.

Loper and Gosack promise real discussion, curated drinks and a special twist—each featured city maker invites the next city maker and serves as moderator—will keep the salon fresh and expanding.

City Makers
Tuesday, October 28
Free, but space is limited

Register here today!

October 19 Closing Reception

This Sunday, October 19, 2014 marks the closing of StoreFrontLab's first show in the City Making series. Ilyse Iris Magy's Lines Made by Walking and Miguel Arzabe's Sightlines extended the bounds of the StoreFrontLab gallery by leading visitors to the city's edge and the greater Bay Area. 

Both Magy and Arzabe's ever-evolving gallery installations chart the progression of these walks. The artists tell two very different city narratives, each through a unique language of mapping.

Please join us as we take a final look at how these two artists have charted our city.

Closing Reception
Sunday, October 19, 2014

[Coming up, October 24-26, 2014: I Love Extremophiles! by GRNASFCK]

Lines Made by Walking, 2014
Artist Ilyse Iris Magy (far right) leads participants towards Ocean Beach from the Mission District. 

Lines Made by Walking, 2014
Perched on Mount Davidson, San Francisco's highest point, artist Ilyse Iris Magy (center)with Tom Wiltzius (left) and Rachel Cassandra (right), discuss the topology and microclimates of the city

Miguel Arzabe
From left to right: Sightlines Excursion Two, October 6th, 2014, Wildcat Canyon; Sightlines Dirt Drawing Two, 2014, site-specific dirt on Fabriano paper, 28in x 40in

Miguel Arzabe
Sightlines Excursion Three, October 10th, 2014, Montara Mountain

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October 24-26: I Love Extremophiles

October 24-26, 2014

StoreFrontLab is pleased to present the upcoming exhibition, I Love Extremophiles, by New York-based experimental landscape studio, GRNASFCK, opening Friday, October 24. Get back to basics with extremophile bacteria, nature's original metabolic organisms, and now the de-facto stewards of the post-industrial landscape. GRNASFCK will transform the gallery into a laboratory and a conference center to illuminate the forms and habitats of these little-known urban citizens, and examine diversity and hyper-resiliancy at the microscale.

On Saturday, October 25, GRNASFCK's Summit on Invisible Urbanism will gather experts for a discussion about the potential for extremophiles to act as silent partners in the remediation of contaminated urban sites, and the possibility of design to act as a physical coping mechanism when challenged by environmental flux. How does one thrive in a wasteland?

March to the EPA!
Friday October 24, 3pm
Please email studio*at*greenasfuck*dot*com for covert details

Opening Happy Hour
Friday October 24, 6-8pm
Stop by for some post-protest libations with GRNASFCK

Summit on Invisible Urbanism
Saturday October 25, 11am-2pm• David Fletcher, Landscape Architect, Fletcher Studio
• Andrew Cal, Molecular Genetics + Cell Biology, Mango Materials
• Nicholas Korrody, Artist, Theorist + Writer, Archinect
• Geneva Travis, Management Consultant, Water Division of ARCADIS
• Murphy Stein, R&D, Google; Futurist
RSVP here

Gallery Open Hours
12-6pm all weekend