When Imagination Goes Public


When Imagination Goes Public
When Imagination Goes Public
Studio 1. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.

Curbside Project

Studio 1


NEMA (8 10th St.) & Mechanic's Plaza



Date Installed

June 2015


David Szlasa


San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco Public Works
Philz Coffee
Civic Center CBD


Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Zellerbach Foundation

A solar powered art studio.

Studio 1 is a 65 square foot “off the grid” solar powered art studio, public art project, and micro-residency center designed and constructed by David Szlasa. Built on the back of a flatbed trailer, the Studio is made primarily of reclaimed and salvage materials.

The Studio is a mobile installation, sited at NEMA and Mechanics Plaza during the summer of 2015. For a week at a time, artists curated by Szlasa and the San Francisco Arts Commission will occupy the Studio. Each artist-in-residence represents a mix of disciplines and will develop programming schedules to complement the natural traffic patterns of the location, scheduling open studio hours and exhibitions on a regular basis.




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