San Francisco will soon be home to the latest gateway in the Portals Project, a public art project curated by Shared_Studios that uses design and technology to connect strangers and artists across the globe. So what exactly is a portal? A portal is a retrofitted shipping container painted gold and immersed with audio and visual technology inside. When you enter the portal, you come face to face with a stranger in a similar portal across the globe for a one-on-one conversation. In San Francisco, the Portal is a gateway to Tehran, Herat, El Progreso, or Mexico City (depending on the time of day).
San Francisc’s Portal will open as a gateway to Tehran, Iran on Friday, September 18th at 7:30pm in Hayes Valley. For more information, visit sharedstudios.com