Open Spaces Program Archives - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

A series of performances, public artworks, workshops and forums in San Francisco and Oakland. Y BASTA YA! will shine a light on the experiences of Latina women with regard to invisibility, labor rights, domestic violence and sexual abuse.

A public art initiative in downtown San Francisco that programs alleyways with installations and participatory events.

To illuminate six site-specific projects, including murals, a building façade, and a dramatic 10 x 24-foot interactive bench entitled “Block by Block.”

A large-scale multimedia community art project. This interdisciplinary site-specific work focuses on the dreams and aspirations of residents of Bayview-Hunter’s Point in San Francisco, as the neighborhood enters a period of economic and demographic transformation.

Consisting of 30 networked sculptures that create an infrastructure of sensing and sonification. Oakland residents will become stewards to individual bells that work together to give presence to the air and climate, creating a shared soundscape across Oakland. Over six months it will create a data-set that can be used by climate scientists and public […]

A meal in the streets of West Oakland that centers on the shared struggle, resilience, and healing remedies of people of color. This five hundred person public art project is the final culminating event in a series of community events called Remedies: From the Farm, To the Kitchen, To the Table, To the Streets.

A mixed media project that will engage young people in six San Francisco and Oakland communities to tell stories about their neighborhoods. Audiences will travel by BART to experience these stories through live performance, audio and print.

A series of screen and digital printmaking residencies to explore displacement and the housing crisis affecting San Francisco’s Mission District. Housed in a mobile unit, the residences will travel along the 16th Street corridor between Mission and Bryant streets.

A multi-faceted performance celebrating 100 years of outcast activism in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The event will focus on the culture of liberation among young, working women in the early 20th century; 1960s transgender activism; the stories of Vietnamese immigrants, and of the longstanding single room occupancy Cadillac Hotel.

The project will include youth and adult artist mentorship teams who will bring mobile print-making laboratories to six events in Oakland. The public will be empowered to create art that documents personal and family stories of migration, relocation, identity and citizenship, creating a portrait of the Bay Area immigrant community.