Southern Exposure and The Trust For Public Land's India Basin Shoreline Park Public Art Project
June 22, 2002
Lead Teaching Artists: Moriah Ulinskas and Santiago Giraldo-Toboon
Collaborator: The Trust For Public Land
A collaboration between Southern Exposure and The Trust for Public Land’s India Basin, culminating in a public art project at Shoreline Park.
History of India Basin S.E.A.L.S. (Saving the Environment Through Art, Love, and Safety): A Public Art Project at India Basin Shoreline Park: 2001 – 2002
A collaboration between Southern Exposure and the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a nonprofit land conservation organization dedicated to preserving open space for people, The India Basin Public Art project has brought together two professional artists and ten community middle and high school youth for after-school workshops focusing on the social, natural, and political history of Bayview Hunters Point and India Basin Shoreline Park. From October 2001 through May 2002, artists Moriah Ulinskas and Santiago Giraldo-Tobon, and ten local youth met after school at the Bayview Opera House to conceptualize and design a permanent installation of public art. The project plays an instrumental role in transforming the India Basin shoreline into a significant waterfront recreational facility for San Francisco’s under-served Bayview Hunter’s Point community. The group selected historical images and wrote their own text which would later constitute the content of the signage. In April 2002 the group unveiled their design for their proposed piece, three “periscopes” to be installed in the park, each offering a specific view and addressing a specific issue in the surrounding environment.