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Past Exhibitions

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...
Feb
20
2015
May
1
2015
San Francisco

Urbanism From Within

Designing Secondary Units for San Francisco
One challenge of increasing housing density in San Francisco is the close link between the city’s identity and a romantic vision of Victorian housing. But what if we could add thousands of new housing units without disrupting this image? SPUR’s new exhibition examines how the legalization of secondary units within...
Oct
23
2014
Feb
6
2015
San Francisco

Urban Cartography

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...
Aug
19
2014
Oct
10
2014
San Francisco

Meanwhile in San Francisco

Pulled from artist and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's most recent book, Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in It's Own Words , SPUR's latest exhibition features beautiful illustrations that form a collaborative narrative: the drawings are hers, but the words came from people living and working in San Francisco. To create...

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