Sidewalk Thinktalk: The History of SF Mural Culture

From Thinkwalks:

For this free Thinkwalks event, Joel will be hanging out at the corner of Valencia Street  and Clarion Alley bringing it to the people. He’ll make a series of short presentations covering various topics like Coit Tower murals, the “Mission School” of muraling, Ohlone murals in the Mission Dolores, Clarion and Balmy Alley murals, and muralists from Diego Rivera and the Stackpoles to those working today. The event will offer passersby a series of short presentations each followed by question-answer and a ritual passing of the hat.


Thinkwalks Social Justice Mural Bike Ride

Join other bicyclists for a survey of more than a dozen murals addressing a variety of social issues. We’ll look at the art, the politics and the neighborhood issues, and we’ll examine public art organizing techniques, stories from your favorite murals, and the complex issues of expressing justice themes through art. Meet at Mona Caron’s […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week, the SF Board of Supervisors considers a proposal to make it illegal to park unauthorized vehicles in car-sharing spaces, SPUR discusses landscape urbanism, the East Bay Bike Coalition celebrates the renovation of the old 16th Street Station, Thinkwalks takes a tour of social justice murals, and a park ranger leads a bike ride […]

Thinkwalks Tour

Before bikes were even invented, the popular Wiggle bike route was a foot trail to avoid these same hills. The very latest research on Mission Dolores suggest it was founded in the Wiggle. Later, the city expanded to fill the valley with houses, but why? And what was there first? Change the way you see […]

Thinkwalks: Wiggle Walk

From Thinkwalks: Yes, true, the Wiggle is named due to the zigzag of bike route #30 through the neighborhood and avoiding hills. But is there more to it than that? We’ll explore the ‘hood from this, that and askew angles: geology, activism history, water, and native tribes. Highlights include: Market Street punched through rock, 1928 […]