Last week Autodesk employees in San Francisco saw lots of activity on Market Street. Thankfully, Tristan Randall, who is a Strategic Projects Executive here at Autodesk provided the answer.
Many of you have seen lots of action in front of the Landmark Tower at 1 Market. What you’re seeing is a showcase of over 35 urban prototypes installed all across Market Street, demonstrating a community-based design approach that is the result of a collaboration between Autodesk, City of San Francisco Planning Department, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Autodesk is serving as a design captain for the Embarcadero District for the second year of the Market Street Prototyping Festival, an unprecedented showcase of over innovative projects that are seeking to create interactions and experiences that support street life. It’s all part of rethinking how we redesign Market Street as part of a $400M capital program to kick off in 2018. This festival is truly unique, and by far the largest installation of its kind ever attempted, now for the second year! The festival starts today and extends through Saturday evening at 8pm, so make sure you get a chance to see all of the prototypes, especially the Autodesk prototype Maps of SF, built at Pier 9 by a team led by Autodesk Design Engineer, Morgan Fabian, and located directly in front of the 1 Market Landmark entrance!
This massive public festival showcases a huge variety of innovative technologies for design, fabrication, and interaction. So enjoy the installations and get some time to talk to the creators and become part of the conversation.
Here are some shots I took around Market Street.
Sea Level Rise and Climate Change
Maps of San Francisco
27 Steps (one for each year that Nelson Mandela was in prison)
You can use text messaging to vote for exhibits you like:
Rock Around the Block
I am proud that Autodesk is participating in this effort.
Festivities are alive in the lab.