Our City: Oakland - Public Design Festival
Our City is a national nonprofit working to transform how people engage with their cities. Using the power of art, design, and play, Our City creates large-scale public design events, installations, and workshops. Through the work, residents receive a new platform to imagine and build the future of their communities.
Our City and the City of Oakland partnered to produce the first Our City: Oakland Fair. This first Fair was focused on the theme of play. For three days, Frank Ogawa Plaza (aka, Oscar Grant Plaza) came alive with new public design installations and performances that encouraged Oakland kids, families, residents, and visitors of all ages to play in new ways.
"Oakland has a rich history of civic engagement, arts and culture, and innovation. This creative initiative merges those three areas while inspiring a community driven planning process to determine how we use and maximize our public spaces."
-- Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland