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A Method for Public Reimagining: Move Slowly and Knit Things Together
(Chalkboard of alternative categories used during the Added Value book sale. Image courtesy of Beth Laberge.)

“Rather than moving fast and breaking things, as Mark Zuckerberg described his approach to building Facebook, we came to recognize the value of moving slowly and knitting things together. ” This concluding essay from The Stacks is from our very own Deena Chalabi, former curator of Public Knowledge. Explore the beginnings of Public Knowledge, the complexities of the artist projects, and the overarching goals of our two year project.

A Guide to Infrastructures: An Interview with Tim Hwang

Tim Hwang is director of the Harvard–Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative, a philanthropic project…

Designing with Communities in Mind

How do you approach the design of a space or process intended for a specific community? Shalini Agrawal has many…

Talking Climate Change through Art and China

On September 11, 2018, the public program “Global China: Cross-Cultural Conversation on The Work of Art in the Age of…

Bridging the Digital Divide

  Digital Literacy is an increasingly complex yet mandatory skill for the modern workforce; yet many adult learners struggle to…

Local Codes: Forms of Spatial Knowledge

The past year was full of revelations; we learned, as many have long suspected, that criminal risk assessment and online…

Designing for Climate Change

In a bright, open studio in Oakland, Nicholas de Monchaux works with his partner, Kathryn Moll. Together they make up…

Living in the Archives

In the spring of 2018 I became the first artist-in-residence at the San Francisco Planning Department. I was given a…

Knowledge from the Margins

Julia Bryan-Wilson is a professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley; the director of its…

Reimagining the City

What can our urban landscape reveal about San Francisco? In Reimagining the City, speakers looked at different approaches to Bay…