Above and Below
Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay unveils the quirky stories of how people and nature together have shaped the San Francisco Bay Area over the last 6,000 years. The first major exhibition to be presented with all three of OMCA’s transformed galleries of California Art, History, and Natural Sciences open to the public, the exhibition highlights historic and contemporary place-based stories about the Bay, and engages viewers in discussions about the Bay’s future.
Through an extensive use of media featuring oral histories, community voices, and interactives, the exhibition explores how human engineering and natural forces have come together over time to shape and reshape the land and water around the San Francisco Bay, and how sea-level rise, wetlands restoration, invasive species, and climate change are central topics in determining the future of the Bay.
As a member of the Core Work Team I guided the effort responsible for representing the Project Team in the creation of the overall conceptual approach to the exhibition content, design, experience, and messages. My role:
- Primary facilitator to keep discussions and ideas flowing; advocates for the visitor experience originality
- exhibition processes, and compelling design
- Provide ways of organizing the ideas, art, and artifacts to create a memorable and emotionally engaging interdisciplinary visitor experience.