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Past Exhibitions

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...
Jul
10
2014
Feb
20
2015
San Jose

Future-Proof Water

Quenching our thirst in the 21st century.
More than two-thirds of the Bay Area’s water is imported from outside the region — supplies that are threatened by a multitude of hurdles, from climate change to new regulations. With the Bay Area set to add another 2 million people by 2040, a safe and reliable source of water...
Jan
30
2014
May
7
2014
San Francisco

Urban Olfactory

What does history smell like?
What does history smell like? Over the past decade, a surprising number of historians, preservationists, architects and artists have experimented with scents to record, represent and reconstruct historical buildings, interiors and cities. From a 21st century Rotterdam sweetened with aromas of its river to the foul stench of an early...
Jan
22
2014
Jun
27
2014
San Jose

The Lexicon of Sustainability

Highlighting the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture.
By highlighting the vocabulary of sustainable agriculture, and with it the conversation about America’s rapidly evolving food culture, The Lexicon of Sustainability educates, engages and activates people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy and where their responsibility begins for creating a healthier, safer food system...
Sep
30
2013
Dec
30
2013
San Jose

Grand Reductions

10 Diagrams That Changed City Planning
After receiving much acclaim in San Francisco, Grand Reductions: Ten Diagrams That Shaped City Planning is now on exhibit at SPUR San Jose!

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