My first apartment in New York was at one end of the M14 bus line; my second apartment was at the other end. I have a lot of respect for our "least-loved transit mode" (and the people who depend upon it) – but not a lot of fond memories.
I was in Portland and missed this event the first time, and will probably miss it again, but that doesn't mean I can't promote it:
Thursday, August 24th, 5:45 PM
CITY|SPACE presents a second screening of The Bus on Film, an eclectic collage of short film, clips and documentaries about our least-loved transit mode. Funny, reflective and incisive, the program explores the experience of the bus from a broad range of perspectives. The program was first shown as part of the Get on the Bus exhibition in June.
Wine and cheese reception at 5:45 p.m.
Screening to follow at 6:00 p.m.
Held at SPUR, 312 Sutter St. (at Grant), Fifth Floor. We are located close to the Powell St. BART station and several Muni lines.
SPUR forums and receptions are open to the public, free for members and $5 for non-members.
CITY|SPACE , btw, is a Bay Area organization that:
...cuts across disciplinary boundaries to draw on a wide range of work: aesthetic, documentary, architectural, scientific, and political, that converges around the city as we find it, make it, and struggle with it.
In Spring 2007, they are presenting Appropriation and the Urban Environment, "an investigation into how people take control of public space." I will attempt not to miss it.