yesterday for lunch i made my way to north beach, to the san francisco art institute, to meet meredith tromble - an artist, writer, editor, professor, and co-founder of stretcher. i initially met meredith online, through RCCS - first, when she reviewed karen riggs' granny @ work: aging and new technology on the job in america and later when she reviewed steven shaviro's book connected, or what it means to live in the network society. it was great to meet her offline.
sfai rules! it's a dramatic hill-top campus surrounded by alcatraz and coit tower. there's 600 students, nearly all artists, and a ton of activity in every direction. while on campus, meredith gave me quick tour of the beautiful library and introduced me to the staff of leonardo, which enjoys sfai as its institutional home.
after saying goodbye to meredith, i strolled around and found the diego rivera gallery, a student-run exhibition space featuring a diego rivera fresco from 1931 titled the making of a fresco showing the building of a city. stunning.
somewhere along the way meredith mentioned hidden ecologies, a project i need to learn more about.