Location Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Events at Armory Center for the Arts
The Raymond Street entrance of the Armory includes a public art space, a social space, and a green space. How could this area be revisioned to serve all of these needs better? Victor Papanek repeatedly advocated for site-responsive connections between environmental and social responsibility, showing that ultimately constructed and natural environments work best when fully interdependent. With guidance from landscape architecture firm Spurlock Poirier, the Armory Center for the Arts holds a public charrette for revisioning the front gardens and will ultimately implement these ideas in a future renovation of the front garden, presented in conjunction with "After Victor Papanek: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be," a group exhibition that focuses on Papanek’s pioneering influence on sustainable, socially responsible, human-centered design. On view through September 6. Visit armoryarts.org/papanek for more info.
A public discussion of ways to make the Armory’s Raymond Avenue entrance a better art space, social and green space is led by representatives of landscape architecture firm Spurlock Poirier, from noon to 2 p.m. Free.
The documentary “Racing to Zero: In Pursuit of Zero Waste,” by Diana Fuller and Christopher Beaver explores ways citizens and communities can view things we throw away as resources rather than garbage, focusing on San Francisco’s innovative zero waste program, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
The Armory’s exhibition series “Expanding on an Expansive Subject, Part 8” presents “Kate Wilson: Projected Paintings,” opening with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. and continuing through Sept. 6.
Cordelia Hanna-Cheruiyot, co-founder, president, CEO and executive director of The Association for Wholistic Maternal and Newborn Health discusses disparities in perinatal indicators and health inequities faced by pregnant women, infants and mothers, especially among disadvantaged communities, and explores benefits of preserving traditional practices that increase infant survival, at 7 p.m. Admission is a suggested $10 donation.