Creative Placemaking at the Foot of Lake Merritt

Lunchtime Forum

image courtesy of Sergio Ruiz

South of Lake Merritt the city grid gives way to big institutions like the Oakland Museum of California, Laney College and the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. All are poorly connected to the lake, as well as one another, but a new initiative is exploring ways to tie these spaces together through art, design and events and reveal the area's wealth of hidden assets. Come learn more from those involved.

+ Lori Fogarty / Oakland Museum of California
+ Kelley Kahn / City of Oakland ‎Department of Economic and Workforce Development
​+ Walter Hood / Hood Design Studio


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members



Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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