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Hunting the Now

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HUNTING THE NOW , CAZANDO EL MOMENTO by TCNS
12.01.2007

The Counter Narrative Society (Mabel Negrete, Fiona Glass and Chris Carlson)  created a publication to serve as a site-specific treasure hunt. The game wittily introduces to lovers of the Mission District current and historical aspects featured in the streets of Mission and Valencia between the streets 14th-24th in San Francisco. This project was presented as part of GROUNDED? the 1st public art and urban interventions festival organized by Southern Exposure and Intersection for the Arts.
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[1. Illustrator composite depicting fold up game (17” x 11’’ bilingual double-sided offset print), overview of game and me passing out the game on the street. ]

[2, 3, 4 & 5. The CNS was passing out the treasure hunt at the corner of 14th and Valencia Streets: The treasure hunt open; audiences reading the game; Chris and Fiona chatting with public; Mabel talking to local resident]

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Hunting the Now at GROUNDED? Hunting the Now at GROUNDED?

Production Team:
Mabel Negete: Concept Designer and Editor
Fiona Glas: Design, Editorial and Logistical Assistance
Chris Carlsson: Historical support through Shaping San Francisco archives and English Editor
Fernando Marti: Preproduction Designer
Miriam Alfaro: Spanish Translator and Design Assistance

Main References Used:
Thinking of You Project
(from Community Scrapbooks Pages and Hunting the Now, Making the Future)
Shaping San Francisco archives
, Tecolote Archives, San Francisco Public Library, Wikipedia

[6. Illustrator composite contains the guidelines printed in the treasure hunt and participants crossing Valencia Street at 14th Street holding the game. ]

Hunting the Now - guidelines

[7. Illustrator composite depicts Hunting the Now’s destination number 15. ]

Hunting the Now - destination #15