Rebar Art and Design Studio
Rebar Art and Design Studio, founded in 2004, is an interdisciplinary studio based in San Francisco, operating at the intersection of art, design and activism. The group’s work encompasses visual and conceptual public art, landscape design, urban intervention, temporary performance installation, digital media and print design. The work examines the fabric of the urban environment by examining hidden assumptions and shared meanings embedded in the everyday experience of the built world. Rebar’s projects often intersect with contemporary urban ecology, new urbanism, and psychogeography practices and theory. Principal members of Rebar are John Bela, Matthew Passmore, and Blaine Merker. Rebar’s work has been exhibited at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam, ISEA 2009 Dublin, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the American Institute of Architects, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Parsons School of Design, University of California Berkeley, the University of Michigan, the University of Massachusetts Amherst.