Reimagining Progress: Production, consumption, and alternative economies

We face an urgent problem: our current consumption patterns outstrip our planet’s available resources, and yet our society continues to produce massive amounts of cheap, disposable goods. With its complex history as a center of international commerce, radical politics, technological innovation, and cultural experimentation, the Bay Area is uniquely positioned to help solve this problem. Reimagining Progress features local artists powerfully critiquing our unsustainable status quo, exploring our society’s relationship to production, consumption, and waste while proposing alternatives that balance valuing people and planet with financial profit.

Artists include: Donna Anderson Kam,
Trent Davis Bailey, Hopi Breton, Kristin Cammermeyer, Julia Goodman, Daniel Healey, Ames Kanemoto, Kathryn Kenworth, Michael Kerbow, Marie-Luise Klotz, Aviva Knox, Sara Kraft, Annie Leonard, Patrick Lydon, Scott Constable, Kate Rhoades, Barrie Rokeach, and Paul Taylor

Lawrence Rinder, Director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

JD Beltran, Artist and President of the San Francisco Arts Commission

Deborah Munk, Director of the Artist Residency Program at Recology San Francisco

Berit Ashla, Executive Director of the David Brower Center