Come view the results from Kala’s Print Public partnership with UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Printed as large posters (48 x 26 inches), the [IN]City boards are on view in the gallery offering a special look at statistical data gathered in the neighborhood. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.kala.org/print_public
What do you want to see in your neighborhood?
In the summer of 2012, a sign showed up on Kala’s front door with the contact information for a group of students in an urban planning course at the University of California at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED). A few phone calls and emails later and the groundwork for our pilot place-making initiative, Print Public, was born. A two-year Chancellor’s Community Partnership Grant has enabled a team of six artists to develop public art projects in partnership with CED students.
CED offers students considering graduate school a unique crash course in urban planning called [IN]City. Students work with faculty and guest clients to redesign and research East Bay neighborhoods conducting studio and field work. They visit streets at various times of day and night, take photos, talk to residents and businesses, observe traffic patterns, pedestrian and bike flow, learn data visualization techniques, and present plans for an improved streets cape. Students explore complex sustainability goals, land use, and transportation issues. At the end of the urban planning boor camp, they present their improvements to the City of Berkeley.
San Pablo Transit Corridor
Realizing a common goal, CED and Kala are working together to share planning, design, engineering skills, and artistic vision to work on an improved San Pablo Corridor from Dwight Way to the Oakland/Berkeley border at Alcatraz Avenue. Building on the recent [IN]City project and the course’s collaborative model, we have also partnered individual UC students with artist-led Print Public projects to make these ideas come to life.
[IN]City Students: Derrick Behm, Emily Busch, Lucia Constantine, John McWhirter, Lu Sun
[IN]City Lead Instructor: H. Fernando Burga
Print Public Artists: Sue Mark (mark search), Susan O’Malley, Taro Hattori, Taraneh Hemami, Swell (Ali Naschke-Messing & Helena Meryman), Imin Yeh
Print Public is an innovative place-making project bringing Kala Art Institute and multiple community partners together to create art installations, print kiosks, pop-up projects and other innovative acts of culture along San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. Artist-teams are developing distinct projects within the San Pablo Avenue transit corridor, creating an arts-integrated approach to urban planning and community activation. Visit Print Public online to learn more.
Print Public Artists: Sue Mark (marksearch), Susan O’Malley, Taro Hattori, Taraneh Hemami, Swell (Ali Naschke-Messing and Helena Meryman), and Imin Yeh
Events and programming scheduled along San Pablo Avenue throughout 2014–2015
Gallery Exhibition: May 7–June 27, 2015