StoreFrontLab is a small space for big ideas, a vessel for dialogue and public engagement. Exploring the “storefront” as a place of community, creativity and local industry, StoreFrontLab supports experimental, participatory projects that bridge disciplines and prompt discussion. StoreFrontLab hosts experiments lasting from one day to one month, and take the form of salons, interactive and performative installations, lectures, film screenings, workshops, pop-ups, poetry, and music.
Each season, the curatorial team identifies an important and many-sided concept, unpacking a constellation of thoughts, problems and images communicated through dynamic public programming within the project space.
Yosh Asato, Founder
David Baker, Founder
Arianne Gelardin, Curator
Jacob Palmer, Curator
Season 2 - City Making
A series of exhibitions and events that seek to broaden our collective thinking about San Francisco’s future
Season 3 - The Unknown, The Unknowable, The Future
A framework of ideas that challenges our sense of self within the grand scheme of things. The Unknown explores universal doctrines that guide and motivate us as we design cities, advance medicine, and create art. We ask the public to consider the many fundamental principles that fuel our most vital decisions: What is consciousness? Why do we dream? Can a machine think?
Season 4 - NOW!
A tangible, physical response to this new-found awareness, considering how we, as individuals, are part of a complex ecosystem of social and global dynamics.
Public art, exhibition, and grant proposals
2D and 3D rendering
File preparation for fabrication
Editing and concept development
Youth Outreach and Urban Education
The 5x5 Project 2014 was the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ new temporary public art biennial. Working together with San Francisco-based curator Justine Topfer, (home)land was conceived as an investigation of national and personal identity. (home)land featured the works of artists Marley Dawson, Abigail DeVille, Kota Ezawa, Sanaz Mazinani and Soda_Jerk.