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September 2017

SAN FRANCISCO– Other Food Systems are Possible

September 27, 2017 @ 12:30 pm2:30 pm
Shaping San Francisco, 518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Photo Credit: Photo: Alemany Farm by LisaRuth Elliott SAN FRANCISCO--The Diggers served free food in an effort to address a massive influx of young people to the Haight during the Summer of Love and the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program for youth began soon after. Drawing from this same desire to reimagine food systems, food conspiracies flourished in communes in the early 1970s and the People’s Food System built a network of stores and distributors out of this collective framework.…

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October 2017

SAN FRANCISCO– Shaping San Francisco Public Talk: Art and Architecture During the Depression

October 4, 2017 @ 12:30 pm2:30 pm
Shaping San Francisco, 518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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SAN FRANCISCO--The Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park recently underwent extensive renovation, bringing to public view murals and sculptures from the WPA that have long been hidden and overlooked. Other beautiful artworks grace public buildings throughout the East Bay and San Francisco, including Coit Tower, and on Treasure Island, where Maritime Museum artists went on to create work for the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939. Join Richard Everett (Maritime Museum), Anne Schnoebelen (Treasure Island Museum), and Harvey Smith(Living New Deal) for a revealing discussion of…

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SAN FRANCISCO– Shaping San Francisco Public Talk: Speeding Through the Unseen, from Coding to Commons

October 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm2:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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SAN FRANCISCO-- Ellen Ullman writes in her new book Life in Code “The penetration of technology into the interstices of human existence is nearly complete,” and then demystifes how humans turn their intentions and ideas into the computer codes that are the language of computers. Katja Schwaller puts “Twitterlandia” under the microscope of her critical gaze, showing how the reconfiguration of mid-Market embodies a larger capture and repurposing of public space by private interests. And Dennis Hayes, a long-time tech writer and author of an early…

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SAN FRANCISCO– Shaping San Francisco Public Talk: 100th Anniversary of the October 1917 Russian Revolution

October 25, 2017 @ 12:30 pm2:30 pm
Shaping San Francisco, 518 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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SAN FRANCISCO--Few events in the past century equal the importance of the Russian Revolution. And yet we only know it through the fog of propaganda and fear, and the actual events of 1917 are long forgotten in the mists of time. Find out what actually happened in that fabled year, and how it fit together with the world events of that epoch. Longtime Russian scholar Anthony D’Agostino (SF State) joins Anarchist scholar from socialist Yugoslavia Andrej Grubacic (CIIS) to unpack some of those tangled…

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