POSTPONED: Book Talk: Bay Lexicon

Digital Discourse


Aerial view of San Francisco's Embarcadero, Ferry Building, and skyline.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event is postponed and will be rescheduled. We hope you will be able to join us at a later date in the fall, and we apologize for the inconvenience. Questions? Contact [email protected].

"Bay Lexicon" a field guide to San Francisco’s shore uses drawings, text, and maps to develop vocabulary for thinking and talking about a future made uncertain by sea level rise and the climate emergency. Centered on a walk along the edge of the iconic San Francisco Bay, it documents, deciphers, and classifies the places and phenomena a person encounters — and the forces, histories, and interactions that underlie what is visible. The outcome of a long collaboration with the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory, curated by Susan Schwartzenberg, "Bay Lexicon" applies analytical and representational tools based in design and documentary work to findings from the fields of geography, environmental and cultural history, public policy, urban ecology, and landscape studies. Author and illustrator Jane Wolff will talk about how making specialized content available to plural audiences can support public literacy — and discussion — about San Francisco’s changing relationship with the bay.


  • Jane Wolff / Professor, University of Toronto & Author, Bay Lexicon


Doors will open 30 minutes in advance of the program.


This event has been postponed. Please check back for updates regarding a new date and time.

Refund Policy

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

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.