Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) Opens on Market Street

Please Join Us for an event to celebrate the launch of the City’s second Living Innovation Zone, the Studio 1.

LIZ Studio 1 – Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, June 25, 2015 – 10:00 am
Nema (corner of Market Street and 10th Street.)

A Living Innovation Zone (LIZ) is a temporary installation that activates a public space on Market Street. The program is structured to seed cross-disciplinary collaborations that result in place-based experiences. LIZs can serve as opportunities for testing new ideas, projects, and technologies. They are intended as enhancements to the public realm, encouraging people to connect with each other and their city.

Studio 1 is a public art project, mobile work space and micro residency center. The 65 square foot “off the grid” solar powered art studio is built on the back of a flatbed trailer and can be deployed to locations around the Bay Area in support of public art projects, artist residencies, and performances. The Studio 1 will be installed at several locations on Market Street between June 14th and July 25th 2015. The studio will host a series of short residencies by Bay Area Artists who will work in the space and conduct a series of lectures and performances. Studio 1 is built primarily of reclaimed and salvage materials, designed, constructed and curated by artist David Szlasa.

The San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Planning Department provided seed funding for the project. Matching funds were provided by NEMA and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Other community partners include the Civic Center Community Benefits District and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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