Sarah Filley is Cofounder and Executive Director of Popuphood and an Advisor for OppSites. She is a local economic development strategist, and public speaker on urban innovation, creative placemaking and retail trends. Her interdisciplinary background in public art and civic engagement serves as a foundation to bring design thinking to city scale. Understanding how cities can integrate creative and technology based solutions to increase civic participation for inclusive and sustainable growth is her passion. Her unique approach has been profiled in The Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Monocle Magazine, The Atlantic, SPUR's Urbanist magazine, NYT and in Live.Work.Oakland. She was honored to judge the 2014 NEA Our town Grant and sponsored the #AB2719 a State Policy Bill for Mobile retail and temporary vending like Pop-up retail working with State Assemblyman Rob Bonta. Read more...
Popuphood Cofounder & Executive Director
Popuphood incubates small businesses to revitalizes neighborhoods, block by block. Working with strategic partners the company has garnered recognition for the independent retailers in international press like Fast Company, the New York Times, Sunset Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic. Their success is now being replicated Nationally and Internationally.
A SPACE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.From mint mochas to microchips, San Francisco is one of the most creative cities in the world. The San Francisco Shipyard has a place in its history, and now, its future. Located at The San Francisco Shipyard [uncontained] is a creative series of events that weave threads ofArt, Design, History and Ecology into the fabric of this city for the health and prosperity of its dreamers and doers. Through evolving partnerships, Popuphood and [uncontained] are excited to give San Francisco a space to make cool things happen.
Photo credit: Eva Kolenko
Future. Soul.Think. Tank, SF YBCA
The future of retail, MSFW, Melbourne, AU
University of California Botanical Gardens at Berkeley (Berkeley, 2010) with Wonderarium.
GAFFTA, goodbuildings.info (2011)
Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, 2008)
Yerba Buena Center For The Arts (ybca)
Santa Clara Museum
Seattle Art Museum
California Academy of Science
University of California Botanical Gardens at Berkeley
Chabot Science Center
The Oakland Museum of California
The Richmond Art Center
The Asian Art Museum
PAHMA at UC Berkeley