Take Part - Is There Room in San Francisco for San Fancisco? A new project by Bik van der Pol as part of Public Knowledge SF MOMA and SF Public Library
Tectonic economic, technological, and cultural shifts are currently transforming the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The multifaceted Public Knowledge initiative will explore the meaning of these changes for civic discourse, the circulation of knowledge, and the role of libraries and museums.
Launched in April 2017, Public Knowledge is a two-year project that aims to promote public dialogue on the cultural impact of urban change. Through artist projects, research collaborations, public programs, and publishing, it builds new connections between ideas, individuals, and communities. Public Knowledge is based in San Francisco and takes place at multiple locations in the city, bringing together makers, thinkers, and writers from a wide range of disciplines to contemplate together the stakes involved in maintaining public access to the tools of knowledge production, dissemination, and circulation.
Commissioned projects include work by: Burak Arikan, Minerva Cuevas, Josh Kun, Stephanie Syjuco, and Bik Van der Pol.
Take Part - Is There Room in San Francisco for San Fancisco? , the new project by Bik Van der Pol started in 2018, and will have its first public moment with a public program in collaboration with and in 29 Pubic Library Branches, from January 25-March 25, 2019. The next public manifestation of the project is expected end 2019 or early 2020.
Talk at ShapingSF Model SF: Collectively Shaping the City
Talk at SFMOMA Public Knowledge Library: Take Part: Collective Aesthetics at SFMoma
2018 Artist in Residence in Headlands Center for the Arts