Despite its solid and impressive appearance, the urban Bay Area landscape remains a thin, freshly-constructed veneer over the native landscape. This underlying legacy of forests, marshlands, and shorelines still largely shapes the region, defining the physical spaces we experience each day and the potential future scenarios of construction, destruction, and restoration. Yet it remains mostly invisible, obscured by the complicated layers of history.

The BayBoards project utilizes billboards and bus-shelters as signpost reminders of this forgotten landscape. BayBoards explores ways to visualize the entangled relationship between past and present landscapes.

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San Francisco Public Library
Lawrence Hall of Science
Viacom Outdoor Media
The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley


Creative Work Fund

Programs and Focus Areas: 
Resilient Landscapes Program
Historical Ecology
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