Sanctuary Print Shop
Created by Sergio De La Torre and Chris Treggiari, the Sanctuary Print Shop is a mobile print shop that aims to raise awareness about recently-enacted immigration policies and how they impact our communities by creating and distributing powerful messages in support of immigrants’ rights. Through silkscreen community workshops (taught via their mobile tricycle silkscreen cart), and other participatory activities, Sanctuary Print Shop educates participants on the history of the sanctuary ordinance within San Francisco, and serves as a resource center and catalyst for public engagement in the movement to uphold immigrants' rights.
Saturday, March 3, Sanctuary Print Shop will be stationed outside the Fort Mason Chapel so that Sanctuary visitors will have the opportunity to silkscreen their own exhibition-specific prints.
For its latest presentation of art about place, FOR-SITE invited 36 artists from 21 different countries to design contemporary rugs reflecting on the notion of sanctuary, offering visitors a multiplicity of perspectives on the basic human need for refuge, protection, and sacred ground. Installed on the floor of the historic Fort Mason Chapel, the four-by-six-foot hand-knotted carpets call to mind traditional prayer rugs, but they transcend religious connotations, encompassing thoughtful viewpoints on cultural identity, sense of place, and belonging. For more information please visit www.for-site.org.