f. 2006 in San Francisco, CA; operates in San Francisco, CA
Public Orchard, 2010
Studio for Urban Projects is an art and design collaborative that perceives art as a means of advancing civic engagement and furthering public dialogue. Their interdisciplinary and research-based projects aim to provoke change by re-framing our perceptions of the city and physically transforming elements of the built environment. The Studio’s core members are Alison Sant, Marina McDougall, Richard Johnson, and Kirstin Bach. Blending backgrounds in new media, film, architecture and curatorial practice, the Studio for Urban Projects opened a storefront in the Mission District of San Francisco in 2008 where workshops, talks, film screenings and meals inform their research process by fostering civic dialog.