Text-A-City: Start Ups for Sustainable Communities

Do you feel the time is right for affordable cohousing to proliferate in San Francisco? Now you can make your voice heard with light and art! Even if you can't be there in person, you can participate in this Interactive art performance remotely, via text ... Together we can put cohousing on the SF affordable housing map and support a good cause!


Join in for a night of interactive art and lively conversation designed to raise awareness about affordable housing solutions in San Francisco.

"I wish San Francisco..."

Just finish this sentence in a text message and send it to[masked] on Friday, December 7th, between 7 and 10 pm. Your text will be shared with the city via projection on an outdoor wall at Market & 7th Streets. Featured artist: Paul Notzold, TXTual Healing.

Inside ATO at Market & 7th Streets, short panel discussions on a variety of affordable housing opportunities and innovations will promote entrepreneurship, advocacy and community-building in regard to providing affordable housing for all people in our diverse and vibrant city. Topics will include urban sustainability, mixed-income housing and collective entrepreneurship.

Moderator: Kevin O'Malley, Tech Talk / Studio and the Business and Leadership Forum of the Commonwealth Club.

Panelists (list in formation):
Peter Cohen and Fernando Marti, San Francisco, Council of Community Housing Organizations
Carla Mays, Social Innovators and Investors Resource
Sam Tepperman-Gelfant, Public Advocates
Tracy Parent, San Francisco Community Land Trust

Invited Participants: Jenna Sampson, Twitter; Oscar Grande, PODER; Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group; Raines Cohen, Co-Housing California; Dan Murphy, Urban Green DevCo; David Baker Architects; Tomiquia Moss, SPUR; Hatty Lee, TNDC.

This is a flash mob benefit for the San Francisco Council of Community Housing Organizations.

Donations are sliding scale $5 to $15, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Register here:

Live music by Ash Reiter + cash bar + popup food on hand!

This event is presented by swap/meet SF in association with artists Anthony Julius Williams and Dan Bouthot.

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  • Candice K.
    LEED AP, Designer and SF Cohousing Community/Events Organizer
    Event Host
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  • Raines C.
    Cohousing Coach & Community Organizer, Co-Organizer

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