Interactive artworks known as Living Innovation Zones (LIZ) have been popping up along Market Street for the past few months, and now the city is set to get its first LIZ off of Market. The installation is meant to connect the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library to the Asian Art Museum and will be designed and built by high school students from the Youth Art Exchange. The students are part of an advanced architecture class and were charged with creating a LIZ that serves children visiting the museums.
The plan for the LIZ is an 18-foot dragon structure with a gallery space, a slide, and a turf area. The gallery portion will show rotating artworks, and the space could be used for programming from the Asian Art Museum or events for other local institutions. The students have already conducted outreach with local residents—including the homeless population of nearby UN Plaza—but still need to meet with city departments and get all of the necessary permits. If all goes according to plan, the dragon LIZ will be ready for the public by late July or early August 2016.
· Interactive 'Living Innovation Zone' Headed to Fulton Street This Summer [Hoodline]
· Living Innovation Zone [Official Site]