AN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY FOR MAKERS
Dogpatch, San Francisco, California
Collaborative project with Amy Lim
A response to the growth of the Maker Movement in San Francisco in the past decade, this project serves as a place for the movement to grow in an urban context. Because the Maker Movement is commonly associated with working out of the home, and is responsible for several start-up companies over the years, this project seeks to provide support through having housing for makers, shared tools and working areas, and office support. Additionally, through establishing an artist-in-residency program as a way to spread the ideals of the maker movement, Diffuse includes several spaces to display art produced in the program. With the main draw of the public spaces being the fluid “Sense Spaces” that serve as circulation through the building, the artists chosen for the program develop art installations that are meant to alter the perception of one or several of the five senses.