about the project
"On July 15, 2007 the day after Bastille Day, Parisians will wake up to discover thousands of low-cost rental bikes at hundreds of high-tech bicycle stations scattered throughout the city, an ambitious program to cut traffic, reduce pollution, improve parking and enhance the city’s image as a greener, quieter, more relaxed place." What do we want to wake up to?
Futurefarmers collaborates with Southern Exposure and Sabrina Merlo, Regional Advocacy Director, Bay Area Bicycle Coalition to create Civic Cycle. Civic Cycle includes a temporary bike share program, a public bike pump and a public forum. A public meeting will be held to present existing city bike share programs as well as open discussion to gather input on what San Francisco’s city bike program might look and operate like.
Futurefarmers is a group of practitioners aligned through an open practice of making work that is relevant to the time and space surrounding us. Through collaboration, we explore the relationship of concept and creative process between practitioners from diverse disciplines. Since 1995, Futurefarmers has served as a design studio producing projects to fund their personal art projects and artist in residency program.
“Futurefarmers are well known as innovators within the new media art and design contexts. Collectively they have exhibited internationally at numerous galleries and museums, including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Museum of Modern Art, the ZKM in Germany and The Whitney Biennale. They have received numerous awards including the Transmediale award and Fleischacker Award among others.” -ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany
For more information, please visit futurefarmers.com.