project is made possible by the For-site Foundation. This
foundation is sponsoring art projects in partnership with
the Presidio Trust and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
to foster community engagement and environmental awareness.
The mission of this foundation is to facilitate the creation,
understanding and exhibition of new art about place. FOR-SITE
collaborates with participating educational institutions to
provide opportunities for students to experience both the
practical and theoretical challenges of creating art for and
of a specific place.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy:
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit
membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate
National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors,
and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for
The Presidio Trust’s mission is to preserve and enhance
the natural, cultural, scenic, and recreational resources
of the Presidio for public use in perpetuity, and to achieve
long-term financial sustainability.
These efforts encompass the natural areas, wildlife, and native
habitats of the park, as well as the historic structures and
designed landscapes that make the park a National Historic
Landmark District. The Presidio Trust is dedicated to ensuring
that visitors to this spectacular place will have the opportunity
to explore the Presidio’s rich history, beautiful landscapes,
and rare natural features.
Francisco Art Institute:
The San Francisco Art Institute is an accredited art school
offering BFA and MFA degrees, Post-Baccalaureate certificates,
and Pre-College and Continuing Education.
Amy Franceschini is a new media artist working with notions
of community, sustainable environments and the conflicting
rituals of humans and nature. Her work manifests "on"
and "offline" in the form of dynamic websites, installations
and printed matter. Franceschini received a BFA from San Francisco
State University and an MFA from Stanford University. Her
work has been exhibited at SFMOMA, Jack Hanley Gallery, San
Francisco and RAMP in New Zealand. Her work has been included
in numerous group shows including; "Tirana Biennale:
Interactive Art" at Deitch Projects, NY; "Bay Area
Now 2", at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Cooper
Hewitt National Design Triennial. In 1995, she founded Futurefarmers,
an artists/design collective. Since 1998, Futurefarmers has
hosted over 14 international artists through their residency
program. The AIR program has fostered relationships with interdisciplinary
artist who continue to collaborate with Futurefarmers. Amy
currently teaches New Media courses at the San Francisco Art
Institute and Stanford University.
Co-designer and developer of blogmapper.com, Jason Harlan
is also a founding member of the Locative Media Lab. His work
has appeared in The Economist, the New York Times, and the
UK Guardian. Jason received a BS in Math and CogSci from Indiana
University and is currently living and working in San Francisco.