More recently, the firm donated time and energy to the 2015 Market Street Prototyping Festival (MSPF), a three-day event that explored playful interactive improvements to one of San Francisco's main corridors.
Our DBA MSPF team devised and built a temporary urban viewing station called peepSHOW. Throughout the Festival, peepSHOW functioned as a large-scale, occupiable sidewalk kaleidoscope. By reflecting and reframing its surroundings, peepSHOW offered a moment of pause, wonder, and contemplation of the surrounding urban environment and inspired conversations about a "better Market Street."
For this year's Festival, DBA was invited to be a 2016 Design Captain, guiding new projects through the development process. In addition, the peepSHOW project was one of 10 selected to enter the MSPF prototype incubation process, which includes funding, training, and fabrication mentorship to develop the concept for a semi-permanent installation on Market Street.