Part of the experience of living in San Francisco is going to events that are simple and free. Wondering around for Park(ing) Day in San Francisco a little park in a meter spot in front of a random building actually became the learning experience of [ Freespace ]
[ Freespace ] | a temporary space for a lasting change. a cultural center in the heart of San Francisco where people have the opportunity to reimagine the urban experience. As a civic hack experiment, we are proving the power that community holds to transform a neighborhood by activating empty space.
Bringing together people from across the spectrum, from tech to community organizers, we are creating a space where digital and analog exist side by side. San Francisco, with its fiercely collective spirit and rich history of unending innovation, has been at the forefront of forward-thinking and empathy-filled ideas. We have been hacking the city long before there was a word for it.
Despite rising commercial rents in San Francisco, we were able to obtain a lease for a 14,000 sq ft building for $1 for the month of June – to show the possibility of civic improvement and community-building when people have a space to come together in and share, collaborate, and create. Inspired by the collective spirit and creativity, we launched a successful crowdfunding campaign to pay for our market rate rent for the month of July. Come say hi!
Staff volunteers are one of the most critical needs we have! [Freespace] staff volunteers create a responsible presence in the space, act as friendly and knowledgeable humans who can answer questions, greet visitors, and generally help out with event needs, setup, random questions, or just making people smile :) .
You get to meet all kinds of people and have some fun, crazy, and unexpected conversations being staff. It’s super easy, fun, and you always get to be on shift with at least one other person. Or donate stuff like Toilet paper and Food.
Great video about Free Space as a introduction.