[UN]built & [UN]broken: Exhibit of a resilient San Francisco

[UN]built & [UN]broken: Exhibit of a resilient San Francisco

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jul 29, 2013
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The "City of Resilience" is not a long lost Calvino tale, but the subject of a visions exhibition this fall hosted by the San Francisco Chapter of Architecture for Humanity as part of a city-wide architecture festival put on by the AIA. The Chapter is now accepting artist submissions depicting a post-disaster SF standing strong.

Read on for details.

In March 2013, a Disaster Committee was formed by the San Francisco Chapter formed to focus on building resilience in the Bay Area. As part of AIA San Francisco’s month-long Architecture in the City Festival, the Disaster Committee and San Francisco Chapter will be hosting an exhibit entitled [UN]built and [UN]broken: We see a resilient city, what do you see?

Every Saturday during the month of September, the Chapter will host an exhibit of selected works that reflect the consideration of disasters as "harbingers of transformation."

The Chapter invites local artists and designers to submit a work that envisions a resilient and thriving post-disaster Bay Area. The exhibit will highlight local resiliency initiatives as well as best practices developed around the world by Architecture for Humanity and its chapter network.

From this exhibited artwork, the Chapter's Disaster Committee will choose a winner whose artwork will be showcased at Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! Conference, November 7-8, 2013. Additionally, a panel discussion will be held on the evening of September 7, 2013. The panel will feature key players in regional disaster management, exploring the root causes of the Bay Area’s vulnerability and discussing best practices and tools for addressing vulnerability from a whole systems perspective.

Disaster Committee Member Maria Williford, who elaborated on the event.

    “Disasters affect everything and everyone on some level when they strike; what we are hoping to accomplish is to show the incredible value of developing a multi-dimensional disaster management protocol that is by nature more resilient in it's acceptance of this truth.”

Event Details:

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion: September 7, 2013

Exhibition Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013

Exhibition Dates: September 1, 2013 – October 1, 2013 (Saturdays only)

Exhibition Submission Requirements:

  • 2-dimensional pieces = maximum of 4 ft. x 5 ft.
  • 3-dimensional pieces = maximum of 4 ft. x 5ft. x 3ft.
  • Limit of 3 submissions per artist
  • Email submissions to resilientsf.afh@gmail.com
  • Winners will be announced at the end of August 2013