East Bay Express
27 August 2014
Kala Gallery, located in West Berkeley, is partnering with the College of Environmental Design, Berkeley's Department of City and Regional Planning, and West Berkeley Businesses in a series of socially engaged programs called Print Public. The "place-making" project is based on the social practice of community-making. The goal is to take an artistic approach to urban planning in the San Pablo Avenue corridor of West Berkeley through pop-up projects and public interventions. The rest of the programming will take place from February 13 through April 5 of next year, and is still in the planning process. So far, projects include public installations of recorded songs and stories collected from community members (presented by Taro Hattori) and public performances done by dancers wearing signage displaying historical research about West Berkeley (organized by Sue Mark).