Current Exhibitions

Urbanism From Within

Designing Secondary Units for San Francisco
February 20, 2015 to May 1, 2015

Image courtesy of CCA.

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 existing housing typologies can help solve the city’s housing shortage.

Co-presented by California College of the Arts, the San Francisco Planning Department and OpenScope Studio.


Free to the public. Related events may have admission fees.

SPUR Urban Center Gallery
654 Mission Street
94105-4015 San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415.781.8726

Urban Cartography

Mapping in the digital age
February 27, 2015 to June 30, 2015

Image courtesy of Andreas Viglakis.

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 and artistry, Urban Cartography selectively examines the last 20 years of map making and explores the diverse roles that maps now play in our daily lives.


This exhibition is free to the public. Related events may have admission fees.

SPUR San Jose
76 South First Street
95113 San Jose, CA
Phone: 408.638.0083