Author Archives: Blaine

Rebar on winning team for Central Corridor Public Art Plan

Public art and public participation have been evolving a lot in the last forty years. But how do you create an art plan that can respond to changing ground conditions? Because plans are implemented over a scale of decades they …

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Rebar awarded Portland Tri-Met station artwork commission

It’s official–Rebar has been selected by Tri-Met for the artwork commission at the Clinton Street/SE 12th Avenue station of Portland’s newest light rail line. We are pulling on our galoshes and brewing a big pot of artisan-roasted ideas in preparation …

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Zephyros comes to (digital) life

Last week we submitted our invited proposal for the San Francisco Arts Commission’s public artwork at the Palega Recreation Center in the Portola neighborhood…and were proud to make what we think is pretty strong use the letter Z in a …

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Contemporary, Fun, and Temporary

Rebar recently returned from a week in Copenhagen, Denmark to participate in ” Contemporary, Fun, and Temporary” a conference organised by landscape architect Bettina Lamm, University of Copenhagen department of Forest & Landscape in collaboration with curator Charlotte Bagger Brandt, Råderum …

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Rebar inaugurates Park(ing) Day Paris 2010 with city-wide event

In partnership with the French art and culture organization Dédale, Rebar will travel to Paris September 10-19 to launch that city’s first large-scale Park(ing) Day event. The trip will include a weeklong residency by Rebar at the Cité Internationale Universitaire, where the …

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Hayes Valley Farm named top 7 recycled architecture projects by Huffington Post

The Hayes Valley Farm–a Rebar project created in collaboration with the SF Permaculture Guild and others–occupies an urban site where San Francisco’s Central Freeway once touched down. It’s been recognized alongside the High Line, the Tate Modernand Lima, Peru’s Ghost Train Park as among seven of …

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Growing Power

Awesome organization, founded by former pro-basketball player and MacArthur genius grant recipient Will Allen: Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal …

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Rebar at Just Metropolis Conference: UC Berkeley, Friday 6/16/2010

Rebar will be represented on a discussion panel at the Just Metropolis conference, 9:00AM-10:30AM, at the University of California Berkeley this Friday. There is a full slate of conference topics ranging from ecology to decoding military landscapes, so it should …

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Figment NYC

Just checked out the website and a friend’s photos from Figment in New York City (Governor’s Island). Looks juicy, especially this. Wish we had a Rebar jet.

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Walklet is in! Rebar’s newest Pavement to Parks project hits the ground on 22nd Street in San Francisco

We’re covering this a little late on our own blog, but in case you haven’t caught on a posting elsewhere, Rebar’s prototype for modular, extensible, iterative public space in the parking lane is now in use in the Mission District. …

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Insurgent Public Space is out!

We just got our author’s copy of Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla urbanism and the remaking of contemporary cities, Jeff Hou ed. Rebar comments on public space practice in chapter 4, y’all. Apparently already has 4 used copies, which means…I …

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Wildflower Rampage: The final Chapter – Sunday, April 24

The Urban Wildflower Meadow is almost complete! One last push this Sunday should do it. As you may have noticed, the wildflowering of this large vacant lot in downtown SF has not been a small undertaking, but we’ve made some …

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