701 Mission St
San Francisco, California 94103

Bay Area Now 6: Part I—Ideas
Feb 19-Jun 11

BAN6, the sixth edition of YBCA’s signature triennial celebration of local artists, kicks off with a series of thought-provoking conversations on the rich culture of the Bay Area and its impact on six key areas of innovation: Food, Futurism, Community Activism, Radical Identities, Environmentalism, and Technology. These free, public conversations will feature local luminaries from each field and dialogue with the multi-disciplinary artists selected for the BAN6 showcase. July 9 through September 25, BAN6 will present the diverse set of performances, films and visual art exhibitions produced by the local artists who have participated in the BAN6 conversations.

Upward Spirals: New Economic Models for a Thrivable Future
Sat, Mar 5, 1-4pm

Thrivability in the arenas of environmental sustainability, resilience of consciousness and the good of individuals needs to be at the center of new adaptable and equitable economic models. Evolving relational networks have the capacity to change long held behaviors for manifesting value with the potential to upend current static systems of production and exchange. In addition, the economy of meaning and cultural activity are poised to play a more central role in new economic structures.

Upward Spirals: New Economic Models for a Thrivable Future examines how we can make “more is better” economies obsolete by enabling new sustainable models to flourish. Focusing on innovative projects and ideas for creating macro and micro economic structures to replace the exhausted consumer-based capitalist model, these new theories put the enhanced well-being of individuals and the environment in the forefront rather than the acquisition of wealth and possessions. Speakers include Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of Institute for the Future and Neal Gorenflo, co-founder and publisher of Shareable Magazine, a nonprofit online magazine about sharing.

BAN6: Part I: Ideas– 701 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103 – Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum

Public Info:
415-978-2787 or www.ybca.org

Admission: FREE

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