Bay Area scholars, activists and designers Lindsey Dillon, Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, Susan Moffat and Matthew Peek share perspectives on the histories, current realities, and solutions for marginalized Bay Area neighborhoods and landscapes at the urban water’s edge, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2 pm at the San Francisco Hunters Point Shipyard, the fifth program in the To The Point series.
Lindsey Dillon, a geographer, studies the history of San Francisco’s Indian Basin and Hunters Point neighborhoods with special attention to the effects of the post-industrial landscape on local residents. Aliya Dunn-Salahuddin, a historian and civil rights advocate, researches African-American activism in the Hunters Point-Bayview as well as the uses of dance as a form of resistance. Susan Moffat, a community environmental leader, is the founder of Love the Bulb, an arts organization that is reclaiming the value of a land mass that juts out into the San Francisco Bay in Albany, CA. In rethinking the water’s edge of cities in an era of rising sea level due to climate change, we look to architects and designers for solutions to create structures that can withstand the impact of flooding. Architect Matthew Peek is setting the pace for innovative high-performance buildings designed for these vulnerable sites.
Many cities are defined, in part, by their geographic relationship to a body of water, a feature that often shapes the development of the city and frequently defines the various neighborhoods that are the basis of its economy. While places such as Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge have come to represent that special spatial moment— the beauty and power of a city at the edge of bay and ocean in the popular imaginary—it is places such as Hunters Point and the Albany Bulb that tell us stories about the resilience of the people and cultures of the city that are often hidden from the view of the larger public. In At the Water’s Edge these stories take center stage.
Photo on this page: Studio Peek Ancona, Flood-Proof House, Northern California Coast
Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 11 am
Bay Area Experimental Film and Video
Local Film and Video artists will present a program of short experimental moving image works, followed by brief talks by each filmmaker, and a dialog among the various artists about their artistic process.Co-Curated and hosted by Gina Basso (independent film curator and Manager of Film Programs, SFMOMA) and Ryanaustin Dennis (independent curator, visual artist and Curatorial Council member, Southern Exposure)
All programs are free of charge and open to the public.
TO THE POINT
To The Point, a series of public programs—panel discussions, artists’ talks, lectures, conversations, performances and films—designed to stimulate dialogue and exchange about art, and contemporary topics in Hunters Point and Bayview neighborhoods.
The Point, a family business devoted to providing affordable studios to artists since 1984, is sponsoring To The Point programs in memory of Jacques Terzian who was instrumental in establishing the Hunters Point Shipyard Artist Studios. The programs are organized by Betti-Sue Hertz, Program Director.