This project promotes environmental, social, cultural, and economic sustainability in the community through the continued installation of artwork on utility boxes in Berkeley. We aim to empower and employ local artists and community members to participate in public art improvements by giving them a platform and outlet to visualize their creativity. Streets Alive! aims to engage and inspire communities and decision makers about the concepts and application of Sustainable principles. By using art as the platform for storytelling and communication, Streets Alive! will turn neglected urban landscapes and infrastructure into vibrant art pieces and community gathering spaces.
As part of 350.org Day of Climate Action on 10/10/10, Streets Alive! developed a garden plan for a neglected plot of land in South Berkeley at the corner of Adeline and Alcatraz. Click here for the transformative photos.
Destined to be paved over with concrete, the City of Berkeley approached Streets Alive! to plant and adopt the median on Oxford way between Kittridge and Allston. Thanks to a small army of volunteers at Oxford Plaza Apartments and Cal Berkeley, the Oxford Strip now thrives with blooming succulents and native coastal scrub. For more photos, follow this link.