MAP “On the Road” at Great Wall of Oakland Friday March 3rd

A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by our “On The Road” installation at Friday nights Oakland Art Murmur!

A HUGE Thanks also to everyone who participated in our panel discussion and to the talented filmmakers who’s work was featured that evening!

In 2016-2017 the Mobile Arts Platform (Artists Peter Foucault and Chris Treggiari)) is collaborating with Great Wall of Oakland (GWO) and Bay Area artist, curator and educator Victoria Heilweil to create On the Road, a project that invites Oakland residents to share their voice on topics about and related to resident migrations currently happening in Oakland.

This migration takes many forms, from long term residents being displaced from their neighborhoods to new residents filling the void left by these shifts. This project will explore how this current migration of residents affects the identity, culture, education, class disparity, and housing needs, of Oakland. In direct response to rents skyrocketing, new businesses and startups moving in, and many residents being displaced, we will provide a series of daytime/nighttime pop-up events which will map and archive this social migration through mobile nighttime projections and an on-line mapping platform that will be presented in Oakland neighborhoods. This project is made possible in part from a recent grant from the Wattis Family Foundation

Films we  screened on Friday March 3rd:

2044 International Blvd.

(dir. Ariel Appel)

A group of tenants living in an apartment building in the San Antonio district of East Oakland organize themselves to fight against the real and persistent threats…

The Fifty Four

(dir. Richard Koci Hernandez)

I gave myself 54 Days to shot 54 images on my daily ride on the 54 bus in Oakland. Everything was produced using my iPhone, images, music and titles. I used these …

Riding Through Oakland with the Original Scraper Bike Team

(dir. Great Big Story)

Tyrone Stevenson, better known as Baybe Champ, is East Oakland’s Scraper Bike King. Back in 2007, he and his cousin Avery Pittman started the Original Scraper Bike.

Alex Cruse: Prelinger Archives/Lost Landscapes of Oakland

Participants in our panel discussion on our new Mobile Trailer at 7pm:

  • Anti-Eviction Mapping Project: Teresa Salazar, will be speaking about this project
  • Alex Cruse will be speaking from Prelinger Archives/Lost Landscapes of Oakland

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