Author Archives: Blaine

Urban Wildflower Meadowing, Thursday, 4/15: Call for Volunteers!


We are putting a CA native wildflower meadow downtown. The idea is to re-purpose a fallow lot into a beautiful living habitat for humming birds, butterflies and other pollinators. If you are interested in helping out while learning more about gardening, irrigation and …

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Call for volunteers: Interim use pollinator garden at 45 Lansing Street, downtown San Francisco, 4/3/2010


From our partner Gregory, who’s leading the planting of a pollinator garden at Rebar’s interim use project at 45 Lansing in downtown San Francisco: Rebar and the Pollinator Partnership are putting a CA native wildflower meadow downtown. The idea is …

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Rebar at Smart City conference, Paris, January 23-30


Rebar will be in Paris, France next week to take part in Smart City: New Urban Challenges, New Artistic Practices, an international conference and workshop. This year’s workshop theme is mobile cities, which the program describes: Mobile media, localisation media, new …

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Rebar in print–Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of the Contemporary Cities


Rebar’s Blaine Merker authored a chapter for a forthcoming book published by Routledge called Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities, edited by Jeff Hou from the University of Washington’s landscape architecture department and available April …

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Rebar gets Gigantric on Hunters Point


It’s official–Rebar has been selected by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency to create artwork for the new Hilltop Park at Hunter’s Point, in San Francisco, CA. The new piece, which we call Gigantry in honor of its gigantically miniature proportions, …

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Zoë Siegel


A Bay Area native, Zoë received her bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, where she studied urban geography with a minor in migration and globalization studies. It was in Vancouver that she became fascinated with the urban environment. …

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Justin Ackerman


My diverse history has provided me with a solid technical foundation and a general knowledge of the design and construction industry. I have a bachelors in landscape architecture and worked as a landscape architect in Denver for about two years …

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Adam Green


Adam is driven by the need to make the world an emotionally and socially sustainable place.  Trained in sculpture at the California College of Arts, with a focus in glass, Adam has an attraction to the power and potential of …

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Ari Gelardin


Ari likes to dress the mundane with a little absurdity. With a background in publishing and fine art, she maintains a hybrid practice in urbanism and community design, architecture(s), graphic design, public art and design journalism. Her passion lies in …

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Jen Tai


Jen is a designer and urbanist with a background in Architecture and City and Regional Planning.  She gets excited about the intersections of art, urbanism, and social justice.  A recent graduate from University of California, Berkeley, Jen is interested in …

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Blaine Merker


As principal and co-founder of Rebar’s Art and Design Studio, Blaine combines a passion for the craft of making things with a design activist’s zeal for championing the culture of the commons. He’s worked for more than a dozen years …

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