Mandela Artscape

Oakland CA | 1998-1999

Symbol of positive urban regeneration on new-found but degraded open space where the 1989 earthquake collapsed an elevated freeway tragically killing motorists.

Project involved unique multi-group collaboration of West Oakland residents and community groups, Caltrans (land owner), City of Oakland, Merritt College, and the Museum of Children’s Art (nonprofit sponsor).

Constructed entirely of used freeway materials and (mostly) native California plants.