Robin Abad Ocubillo

Robin Abad Ocubillo is a civil servant practicing at the intersection of policy, design, and art in public space. He is currently Director of Shared Spaces for the City and County of San Francisco, having formerly directed other vanguard equity-focused neighborhood resilience efforts such as the City’s Parklet, Public Life, and Places for People Programs. Robin has spoken internationally on his research, policy, and program development. Alongside his career in public service, Robin is Curator with the San Francisco Urban Film Festival (SFUFF) and Resident of Film and Civics at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Robin was Project Advisor to the “Take Part” exhibition with Public Knowledge Project at SFMOMA in 2019, and is volunteer corps coordinator for the Friends of the Pink Triangle Memorial which was lit up this past year for its 25th anniversary in partnership with Illuminate the Arts.

For this issue of “Participatory Urbanism” in Open Space magazine, Robin would like to give special thanks to Claudia La Rocco, Deena Chalabi, Bosco Hernandez, and Kevin Andrew Ocubillo.

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