When Imagination Goes Public


When Imagination Goes Public
When Imagination Goes Public
MSPF 2015 - Feature

Sidewalk Project

2015 Market Street Prototyping Festival


Market St., between 9th St. and Embarcadero



Date Installed

April 2015


Visit Website


Various Artists


YBCA, DPW, Autodesk, CCA, Exploratorium, Arts Commission, Gehl Studios


Knight Foundation

Experimenting with the sidewalk using interactive art.

The 2015 Market Street Prototyping Festival (MSPF) showcased 50 installations built by designers, community groups, and students. MSPF aimed to use community-led design to make the Market Street a more vibrant and engaging destination. Through collaboration and rapid experimentation, the Prototypes in this Festival aimed to catalyze conversations around a variety of large-scale urban challenges. Another Prototyping Festival was held in 2016.

More about MSPF 2016

San Francisco’s Better Market Street project has gathered extensive community feedback over the past few years with a clear response that the public wants a more vibrant and positive experience on Market Street’s sidewalks. We believe that there is an ongoing need for this sort of experimentation and prototyping. Initiatives like MSPF allow all those who are passionate about our city to engage in the civic process and to provide hands-on contributions to solving San Francisco’s biggest challenges.

More about Better Market Street




Groundplay is a multi-agency program of the


ADA & Accessibility

The City and County of San Francisco recognizes its obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Language Access Ordinance to provide equal access to all its residents.

Free Language Assistance

免 費語言協助 / Ayuda gratuita con el idioma / Бесплатная помощь переводчиков / Trợ giúp Thông dịch Miễn phí / Assistance linguistique gratuite / 無料の言語支援 / 무료 언어 지 원 / Libreng tulong para sa wikang Tagalog / คว"ม ช่วยเหลือท"งภ"ษ"โดยไม่ เส'ยค่าใช้จ่าย

Dial 3-1-1 (within SF only) or (415) 701-2311

New Subscribers:
To sign up to receive Groundplay news and updates, please enter email address below.

Returning Subscribers:
To review, modify or cancel your subscriber preferences, please enter the email that you used upon sign-up.