Event description

Curry Stone Foundation and The Dogwood Conspiracy present Goodnight, Resilience.

This will be an evening not to be missed. It will include a lively debate style panel around the issues of contemporary resilience and design with welcomed audience participation.


  • Emily Pilloton, Girls Garage
  • Prescott Reavis, Asian Neighborhood Design
  • Amanda Brown-Stevens, Resilient By Design
  • Kyle Rawlins, Co-Founder at Designing Justice + Designing Spaces and BIG Oakland
  • Mary Comerio, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • MC’d by Eric J. Cesal, Special Projects Director for the Curry Stone Foundation and Marcy Monroe, Co-Founder of the Dogwood Conspiracy.
  • Production coordination and support by Johanna Hoffman, Design and Program Manager for MKThink and Founder of Shiftworks Design.

    Guests will be greeted with a curated exhibition about the history of disasters in the Bay Area aimed at illuminating the policies and attitudes that led the region to such a state of vulnerability. This event is about storytelling through motion; as visitors enter the gallery, they will effectively travel through time, beginning with the 1906 earthquake and coming through the 21st century.

    The exhibit by local artists and activists will call attention to major milestones and policy changes that either enhanced or diminished the region’s resilience, with an emphasis on the steps that have yet to be taken.

    Paired with drinks and small bites, the event will include a short interlude of a pre-recorded musical performance by Tajai of Souls of Mischief.

    The event will close with a reading of “Goodnight, Resilience,” a new children’s book by the Dogwood Conspiracy Co-founders.

    *Curry Stone Foundation is offering 10 scholarship tickets to this event based on financial need. Please email eric@currystone.org if you would like to inquire about this.

    Enter to win the Official SFDW Bike.