2014-15 Creative City Fellows
The Creative City by Charles Landry p.11-31 (artists p. 15) | Knight Cities: A conversation with Deborah Cullinan | Knight Cities: A conversation with Theaster Gates | Creative but Poor? Yep, the ‘Creative Class’ Has Its Class Divide By Geoff Dembicki
One Solution to SF’s housing Crisis: Microhomes SF Examiner | A Hidden San Francisco Creek will become Street Art by Adele Peters | San Francisco Plans to Produce More Fog to Build Community Spirit by John Metcalfe
Books: The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Florida | Why Richard Florida’s Honeymoon is Over By Murray Whyte | Struggling with the Creative Class By Jamie Peck | Diary By Rebecca Solnit | The Bacon wrapped Economy By Ellen Cushing | Wealth and the City by Emmanuel Rodriguez.
Healthy Arts Ecosystem By Createquity | Why Middle-Class Americans Can’t Afford to Live in Liberal Cities by Derek Thompson | SF Isn’t the Only Unaffordable City by Peter Lawrence Kane
The Creative City – 2015 Fellowship Project
As Creative City Fellows, we created an evening of collaborative art-making, local food, fun, and reflection in a beautiful, tucked-away garden. Late Nite Art (http://lateniteart.com) brings people together to “unleash creativity within groups.” Artists and non-artists alike sit together at a long table to paint, draw, and bond over the same piece of butcher paper. We offered a twist on this social art party with the help of Late Nite Art founder, Adam Rosendahl. We sparked a lively discussion on the displacement of populations and arts professionals in the Bay Area—and the role of art and creative urban spaces to build and sustain our communities. Our collective artwork is infused with these conversations. It is on display in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for EAP/SFBA’s 5th annual Emergence. See the Event Page for details on Sketching the Creative City, May 16, 2015