about the urban forest project

The Urban Forest Project is a growing national exhibition that took root in San Francisco spring 2009! The exhibition spaned all through San Francisco into 6 area parks. During this entire project from organization to execution - we enjoyed many collaborative relationships within the San Francisco community. We were inspired by the way our community came together to support the Urban Forest Project. These strong partnerships are proof that by continuing to work together we can create a city that thrives through sustainability, community stewardship and relying on each other as resources.

A non-profit organization, San Francisco-based Tilt Studio Foundation, Inc. discovered this project when it ran in NYC in 2006 via World Studio Foundation and Times Square Alliance.

The project brought together more than 450 LOCAL artists, designers, college students, K-12 students and area businesses to create awareness for making San Francisco more sustainable. Each participant was asked to design a banner based on the sustainability of a tree. The results were remarkable and were displayed throughout the City of San Francisco!

After the closing at the end of June, the banners were recycled into tote bags and sold as original works of functional art. All proceeds from the project benefited the San Francisco City Department of Recreation & Parks Tree San Francisco Campaign for a greener city.

the san francisco project

  • 200 professional banners placed all over the city
  • 150 K-12 student banners placed in 3 city parks
  • One-of-a-kind banners created by local designers, artists and students
  • 6 area park installations and events took place over the 11 week period
  • At the end of the project the banners were made into functional one-of-a-kind tote bags
  • All of this was to create change!!!