The projects will be a mashup of generations, putting a modern twist on the activities of the counterculture movement.
1. PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER - (Series Set Up)
Series introduction is a call to action. A filmmaker teams up with an author to make a short film about the counterculture influence on (local) activism today. By juxtaposing 1967 to 2017 the storyline will draw parrellels between then and now. History repeats itself – let’s get it right this time!
2. GET ON THE BUS - ART
A Fillmore era poster artist joins forces with a graffiti artist. Together they paint a wall on Haight Street with a message for the masses. On the wall is an outline of Ken Kesey’s bus ‘Further’ for them to fill with art and slogans. Alt: they paint a real school bus.
3. MOTHER KNOWS BEST - ORGANIC FOOD
An organic farmer and a young chef rehab a neglected community garden to feed the local community. Together they cook up a resolution to assist food-challenged families in SF.
4. GREEN IS CLEAN - SUSTAINABILITY
A sustainable architect and an artist design and build an energy producing sculpture that would make any ‘off the grid’ Hippie proud. The artwork is on display during the summer.
5. HIPPY SOUL - MUSIC
A poet and hip hop / rap musician mashup words and rhymes. Together they explore the role music plays in getting the message out. Musical activism is alive and thriving.
6. GO WITH THE FLOW - CONSERVATION
A city planner takes a ride with a bike transportation advocate. Together they organize a bike parade in Golden Gate Park to promote alternative transportation. Maybe participants have to dress up as Hippies.
7. ALL TOGETHER NOW - POLITICS
An equal rights activist and a young social media creative work together to create an awareness campaign for LBGT equal rights. The protest march gets a hit of social media.
To host the projects we’ll cast SF locals who are knowledgable about local activism and have expertise related to the project. To join them we'll find diverse individuals from around the world who are voicing their opinions and fighting for what is right.
The projects could also be executed by groups, led by two experts. Groups would be complied from applicants on the Airbnb site.
Local experts with social cache will be sourced.
We will use locations in and around the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and Golden Gate Park.