I am a community builder and convener.
I invite people to reimagine their cities and their relationship to place through creativity and participatory design.
[freespace] is an international movement to turn vacant spaces into temporary community and cultural hubs. Ilana co-founded [freespace] in San Francisco in 2013, and it has since spread to 10 cities in eight countries.
The Hall is an interim use project in a formerly vacant space in the heart of San Francisco's Mid-Market neighborhood. Ilana programs the space with free events for the community, non-profit fundraisers, and community-building experiences.