Armchair and professional planners, architects, designers, artists and makers take note: San Francisco’s Planning Department is partnering with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to produce the Market Street Prototyping Festival.
The Prototyping Festival will be held on two miles of Market Street from Embarcadero to 10th on October 2, 3 and 4 and will showcase ideas for improving the city’s public spaces, ideas which could be employed to help reshape San Francisco’s central corridor.
Any individual, business or nonprofit can submit an idea, the only requirement is that “ideas should aim to improve public spaces in a way that engages the community and encourages them to think differently about the city’s streets and squares.”
Ideas will be accepted through July 3 and up to 50 proposals will receive $2,000 apiece to build a prototype. After the festival select teams will work with the city to build out their ideas to become permanent, or semi-permanent, fixtures of the street and perhaps beyond.