UP: San Francisco Street Festival & Exposition


Dates: Saturday, October 20th, 2012
Times: 12pm – 10pm
Cost: FREE and OPEN to the public!
Location: 5th and Mission (5M Project around the SF Chronicle Building), San Francisco, CA 94103

On Saturday October 20, three blocks of downtown San Francisco will become a living laboratory of urban experiments. This exposition will demonstrate the capability of citizens to reimagine public space through creative applications of design and technology.

The festival will feature a showcase of 25 projects created by over 150 makers, as well as three stages of public performance and a series of inspiring keynotes and panel discussions around placemaking, prototyping, and the future of cities.

The GAFFTA Stage on Minna Street will feature an immersive Audio/Visual performance environment featuring experimental electronic musicians and visualists such as Mark Fell of SND (UK).

The Intersection for the Arts Stage on Natoma Street will feature artistic performances and speakers such as Tom Kelley, Co-Founder of IDEO.

The Halladie Plaza Stage will feature local standout performers including Trolley Dances, Campo Santo, and Gamelan X.

The full program and artist list will be released soon.

Stay tuned, RSVP on facebook, and invite your friends!!

UP is an initiative of Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), the San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to building social consciousness through digital culture, in partnership with Rebar, IDEO, and strong local partners in cities around the globe.

UP: San Francisco is being produced in partnership with Intersection for the Arts and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, with many other organizations contributing to the effort.

San Francisco is the second city to host an UP Festival, with Singapore hosting the inaugural festival in conjunction with the World Cities Summit in June-July 2012. Produced in partnership with Newton Circus and Re:Imagine Group, UP Singapore focused on how public and private data could be leveraged to build new web and mobile applications promoting health and sustainability.