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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…

Reassembling the Public

Shannon Jackson is the Associate Vice Chancellor for the arts and design at University of California, Berkeley, and a Public…

Welcome to The Stacks

Working within a modern art museum in close collaboration with a public library, we think a great deal about the…

Why Museums and Archives Can’t Afford to Think Like Businesses

Cory Doctorow is an author, journalist, and activist. His novels for teens and young adults include Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and…

The Value of Networks at a Time of Fragmentation

In the San Francisco Bay Area, a booming technology industry has led to increasing inequality, the privatization of public resources…

Promoting Dignity, Compassion and a Community Living Room

In 2009, when the San Francisco Public Library became the first library in the United States to hire a full-time…

Libraries and Public Knowledge

The Public Knowledge collaboration between SFMOMA and the San Francisco Public Library is made possible in large part due to…