YBCA Returns with Bay Area Now 6, Part I: Ideas


Novella Carpenter, from Flickr.

Hey, you tired of just expanding your stomach and want to expand your mind too? As part of its Bay Area Now 6 event, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is hosting a series of six roundtable conversations highlighting six areas of influence: food, futurism, community activism, radical identities, environment, and technology. The first forum, ~FROM PRODUCE TO PRODUCTION~: New Traditions in Bay Area Food Culture, focuses on food with guest speakers Bryant Terry, Novella Carpenter, and Leif Hedendal. Join the conversation on Saturday February 19th from 1pm-4pm in the YBCA Forum.

YBCA executive director Kenneth Foster will lead a thought-provoking discussion with local food luminaries Terry, Carpenter, and Hedendal. Terry is an eco-chef and activist from Oakland whose work and writing reconciles contemporary thinking with old practice. His recent book Vegan Soul Kitchen re-examines soul food traditions with innovative recipes and political grace. Carpenter, author of Farm City, is a journalist and farmer, who for 10 years has been transforming her Oakland vacant lot property into a flourishing urban environment. Hedendal is a self-educated chef who got his start at Mercat de la Boqueria in Barcelona before returning to the San Francisco Bay Area to cook under an exiled Tibetan monk and then at Greens and Oakland’s Citron. He’s also chef and founder of Dinner Discussions and Secret Dinners, Bay Area culinary events which combine art and food.

Read more here about the Bay Area Now 6 conversations with artists and thought leaders examining the Bay Area’s unique contributions to experimentation and innovation in food, environmentalism, futurism, community activism, radical identities, and technology. The events are free and will also be podcast on the YBCA website, and the public is invited to observe and participate in post-event conversations with the artists and guest speakers.

Event Info

Saturday Feb 19, 2011
YBCA Forum
701 Mission St., San Francisco
415-978-ARTS (2787)