Marc Bamuthi Joseph, the Yerba Buena Center for the Art’s chief of pedagogy, says he was thinking recently about President John F. Kennedy's call for the U.S. to send a man to the moon.
"Kennedy reminds us that the future is made of stumbles, hubris, and innovators who are humble enough to pursue it," Joseph says.
Kennedy sparked the public imagination with the moonshot. And now Joseph and the YBCA have invited a group of artists for Transform Fest, a festival focused on the question, “where is our public imagination?”
"How does creativity and forethought show up in public space," Joseph told me by phone. "In my mind, it’s scientists, artists, it’s folks that are looking towards where we might go if we put down our dogmatic swords and look to a cultural horizon."