solo afternoon reflections. contrary to the serenity of this image, the coffee shop was buzzing with foot traffic.
polk street | book: american street by ibi zoboi
a nice place to drink good coffee, read y gather one’s thoughts.
cafe moto, barrio logan en san diego, ca.
first week of june, 2018
I have zero experience with bike share programs, and I have yet to use the service(s). Bay Area Bike Share ceased to exist before I personally tried it out.
There’s a few people that I know that are on board, and some are against such services.
I found this article informative and I am just learning about the program’s efforts to its better accessibility.
This week, the company announced that it had hit 500 members in the “Bike Share For All” initiative, which offers low-income residents in the Bay Area a full year of bike rentals for only $5. After one year, the rate increases to $5 per month, roughly one-third of the cost of normal membership.
Read on here: Bike share for all | by Nuala Sawyer
hola, just a quick update ➸ I was not in the 5 finalist (I think I placed 9th of 10) for the SFMuniArt contest. well, it is also september, the ninth month, perhaps that means something. i dunno.
i am just very happy to have participated with such cool body of local art work.
it has also motivated me to continue exploring a more illustration/sketch path, and or to apply it into my artistic career, which I already seem to do a bit personally.
— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) August 9, 2017
thanks so much if you took the moment to vote, or to peek at the art, if not, es ok too.
wanted to share a few of the pieces i’ve read and very much enjoyed in the last week/month or so, from a variety of subjects.
Local/Current issues (San Francisco)
When a Neighborhood Says No to Bike Share
+ link: citylab.com
+ by Andrew Small, based in D.C.
+ 5 minute read
“I believe there is space for both a strong robust thriving Latino Cultural District and access to mobility. So the question is, ‘How can we do this in a way that maximizes that access to opportunity?’ (Culsich-Schwartz says) … ”
Safe Spaces of Desire: Advertisements in the Nineteenth-Century Fashion Press of Berlin, Paris, and New York
+ link: fashionstudiesjournal.org
+ by Roxandra Looft PhD, and long-time blog friend 🙂
+ 10-15 minute read
“ … By reading these ads as a whole rather than as individual messages neatly sectioned into separate squares we are better able to arrive at our point of departure: reading these ads from a distance that allows us to see them as pieces of a whole; as both prescriptive and descriptive, and as suggestive of a more complex narrative regarding the intersection of gender, class, consumption, and fashion.”
‘Detroit’ tells story of the ’67 riots only without black women
+ link: theundefeated.com
+ by Jemelle Hill
+ 8-10 minute read
Photography/Upcoming exhibition (Los Angeles)
Q&A Graciela Iturbide talks about going viral, L.A. cholos and shooting Frida Kahlo’s bathroom
+ link: LATimes.com
+ By Carolina A. Miranda
I was so-very lucky enough to see Graciela in person, she gave a lecture at the art institute on chestnut street, a few years ago. she is superb.
A new book about her comes out this september. check out the cover. so cool.
Review: Flor De Toloache, ‘Las Caras Lindas’
+ link: npr.org
+ by Marisa Arbona-Ruiz^ foto taken by me, they recently played and fully enacptivated the SFJazz venue crowd with their talented melodies, and tremendous vocal cords. hechizadoras!
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🚌 🚎… y last but not least:
If you have already voted, thanks so much! if you haven’t you got until august 28th (voting can only be counted once)
My participating entry is called Drawn to You
More info // vote here ➸ #SFMuniArt 2018 //
Any good articles you’ve come across lately?
Have a great weekend everyone × M.