Urban Prototyping July Meetup

Join us for the second public engagement Meetup for our Urban Prototyping Research Lab! Open to the public and cash bar for those 21 and older.

7:00pm-7:15pm: Doors/bar open
7:15pm-8:15pm: Public engagement with design teams begins
8:15pm-8:45pm: Public engagement with design teams ends and guest are invited into the auditorium; Selected design teams begin presentations
8:45pm-9:15pm: Presentations by Camille Utterback and Allan Donnelly

Join us as we create a place for designers, artists, and technologists to discuss redesigning city streets in partnership with nonprofits, city officials, and peers. Produced by Gray Area, Autodesk, YBCA, and SF Planning Department.

Doors open at 7pm and guests are invited to engage with 10 design teams that are currently transforming prototypes into two year installations launching at the 2016 Market Street Prototyping Festival. Two Incubation Teams- Chime and PREPHub will speak about their projects followed by presentations from speakers who work at the intersection of public art, urban prototyping, and civic innovation.

Learn more about the Incubation program here and here.


Camille Utterback

Camille Utterback is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the field of digital and interactive art. Utterback’s work explores the aesthetic and experiential possibilities of linking computational systems to human movement and physicality in visually layered ways. Her work focuses attention on the continued relevance and richness of the body in our increasingly mediated world. To create her projects, Utterback combines various sensing and display technologies with the custom software she writes. Whether expressed in the form of architectural-scale projections, custom LED lighting, or intimate sculptures with embedded LCD screens, Utterback’s work engages participants in a process of embodied discovery as they explore the possibilities and behaviors of her physically engaged systems.  

Allan Donnelly

Allan Donnelly is the Senior Strategist at MkThink Allan’s experience in architecture, engineering, and management enables him to think both qualitatively and quantitatively about complex problems and to develop holistic approaches to organizational change. Allan studies the underlying human factors that fuel complex systems and the spatial environments in which they operate.


The SF Planning Department

The SF Planning Department, under the direction of the Planning Commission, shapes the future of San Francisco and the region by: generating an extraordinary vision for the General Plan and in neighborhood plans; fostering exemplary design through planning controls; improving our surroundings through environmental analysis; preserving our unique heritage; encouraging a broad range of housing and a diverse job base; and enforcing the Planning Code.


As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. Autodesk offers an unparalleled depth of experience and a broad portfolio of software to give customers the power to solve their design, business, and environmental challenges. In addition to designers, architects, engineers, and media and entertainment professionals, Autodesk helps students, educators, and casual creators unlock their creative ideas through user-friendly applications.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary art centers. Founded in 1993 as the cultural anchor of the Yerba Buena Gardens development, we serve the diverse and ever-evolving community that surrounds us. From our leading edge exhibitions, performances, and films, to our groundbreaking civic initiatives and community partnerships, YBCA is where creativity, people, and new ideas collide.