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10,000 Steps

Oakland, California 2007-10

10,000 Steps was a unique collaboration with city agencies, neighborhood groups and community-based organizations to draw attention to historic parks and their communities in downtown Oakland, CA. Equipped with friendly uniforms and a whimsical work cart, marksearch regularly visited parks, street festivals, neighborhood events, and farmers markets to understand park usage by long-time and new residents. The parks’ histories represent a condensed archeology of the city during rapid urban transformation.

Photo: Jan Stürmann
Photo: Paula Wirth