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Jul
4
2016
Aug
26
2016
San Francisco

Transbay Rising

A street view of a rapidly growing neighborhood.
The Transbay Center District is in the midst of a major makeover that has been in the works for decades, shifting the heart of downtown south toward the future Transbay Transit Center. SPUR's first photography exhibition presents a set of images taken by local photographer Sergio Ruiz from the streets...
Nov
11
2015
Jun
3
2016
San Francisco

Sound and the City

How do sounds influence our sense of place within cities? How do they affect how we move, feel and relate to one another? SPUR's exhibition, Sound and the City, seeks to answer these questions by convening artists, designers, musicians and scholars and showcasing a series of interactive projects that encourage...
Oct
21
2015
Jun
30
2016
San Jose

You Are Here: San Jose

What started as a goal of the MIT Media Lab to create one map every day for a year has evolved into an ambitious plan to build 100 different maps of 100 different cities, creating a veritable atlas of human experience. With guidance from SPUR, the group has begun to...
Aug
20
2015
Oct
21
2015
San Francisco

VENUE

VENUE is a multimedia documentation of the 16-month U.S. tour embarked upon by two of the Internet’s most acclaimed bloggers, Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG) and Nicola Twilley (Edible Geography). Inspired by 19th century survey expeditions, VENUE documents “often overlooked yet fascinating sites through the eyes of the innovators, trendsetters, entrepreneurs, and...
May
14
2015
Aug
7
2015
San Francisco

Design for Resilience: Learning from Rebuild by Design

Natural disasters and their devastating aftermath are increasingly common for many communities around the world. One recent example, 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, affected millions of people across the northeast coast of the United States and became the second most expensive natural disaster in the country’s history. Rather than simply reconstruct what...
Feb
27
2015
Oct
2
2015
San Jose

Urban Cartography

Mapping in the digital age
Though its history dates back millennia, cartography has exploded in the digital age. The advent of the personal computer, and more recently the smart phone, has driven the creation of maps at a frenzied pace. From the struggle between open source and proprietary systems to the constant balance between data...

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