Author Archives: Matthew

Kaleidoscape: A Study in Double Symmetry


  We are pleased to announce Kaleidoscape, our latest museum exhibition and social furniture project, which we recently installed at the Berkeley Art Museum for a three-year exhibition in the museum’s main atrium. Led by Rebar principal/founder Matthew Passmore and …

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Urban Prototyping Festival 2012


Rebar is pleased to announce our participation in creating UP: 2012 Urban Prototyping Festival! UP: San Francisco will center around Placemaking Through Prototyping: How Citizen Experiments Reimagine the Public Realm. The festival will foster a wide array of new creative …

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Rebar is Hiring


Rebar is hiring an Artist! Rebar seeks an outstanding individual to join our growing team of professional artists and designers! Rebar is a small and growing art and design studio located in San Francisco’s Mission District. Our projects occupy the …

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Rebar is Hiring!


Rebar is hiring … for two positions! We are excited to announce that we are seeking two outstanding individuals to join our growing team of artists and designers! Rebar is a small and growing art and design studio located in …

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Año Nuevo Island Restoration Project Update


In an earlier blog post we wrote extensively about our habitat restoration project on Año Nuevo Island. On the island – one of only a handful off the coast of California – Rebar collaborated with a broadly interdisciplinary team, including …

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Bandshell for Sale! (runs good)


The world-renowned Panhandle Bandshell is for sale! The Panhandle Bandshell is a full-scale performance stage made from reclaimed and repurposed materials, including 65 automobile hoods, obsolete computer circuit boards, reclaimed wood and recycled structural steel. Equal parts monumental sculpture and …

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2011 Sister City Biennale: San Francisco and Sydney


Rebar is thrilled to participate in SF Arts Commission 2011 Biennale exhibition, entitled “Urbanition.” The show opens this week in San Francisco and then travels to CarriageWorks in Sydney from Aug 4 – Sept 3, 2011. Here in SF, the …

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Help Rebar Transform the City at Noise Pop’s Culture Club


If you are in San Francisco this weekend for the massive and extensive Noise Pop Festival, consider stopping by the Culture Club event on Saturday afternoon at Public Works. Rebar’s Matthew Passmore will lead a workshop on temporary urban transformations …

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Chile Tsunami Relief


Our friends and collaborators at Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge are leading a relief effort for the small (and easily overlooked) Juan Fernandez Islands, off the coast of Chile. This chain of islands, where Oikonos conducts an ongoing habitat restoration project, was recently …

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Designing Ecology: The Año Nuevo Island Restoration Project


Rebar is very excited to be collaborating with Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, an extraordinary international conservation biology non-profit organization, to design some habitat restoration elements for Año Nuevo Island, a marine environment heavily altered by human intervention, and one of only …

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