Okay, maybe you think the Bay Area is as green as green can be. But it's still got problems. That old futon? It's been rotting on the corner for two months. Every time it rains? Rivers of precious rainwater are running straight out into the bay. Transit infrastructure is antiquated, plenty of the city's energy is wasted, and a large percentage of the population has crazy high levels of cancer and respiratory problems.
So we're bringing GOOD Design, our program where designers all over the country solve urban problems, back to San Francisco, and this time, we're partnering with a dozen student teams from the Academy of Art University's School of Graphic Design. Whether it's a new vision for urban land use, an agricultural epiphany for the region, or an old-fashioned neighborhood vs. neighborhood energy smackdown, students have tackled seemingly intractable problems that confront the 21st century Bay Area, and confronted them with gusto. Join us to hear their presentations, congratulate the students on their hard work in service of their city, and see more than a few surprising ideas for the future of San Francisco.
GOOD Design SF + AAU
Thursday, May 12
6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Presentations moderated by GOOD's Alissa Walker
8:30 to 9:00 p.m. Wine reception
The HUB SoMa
925 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
GOOD Design pairs designers with city problems proposed by urban leaders, and showcases the solutions at lively public forums. Events have been held in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, at CEOs for Cities’ national conference, and in partnership with Art Center College of Design and Ringling College of Art and Design. To bring GOOD Design to your school or city, drop us a line at alissa[at]goodinc[dot]com