Made in Oakland: Four “maker city” stories in four objects
on February 26, 2015
In her first public appearance as Oakland’s then mayor-elect, on the day after her November, 2014, election victory, Libby Schaaf held a celebratory press conference near Lake Merritt wearing a striking red dress, a necklace in the shape of the Oakland tree, a dangling pair of bamboo earrings and riding — unforgettably — in a fire-snorting snail-shaped chariot.
All of these items, it turned out, were made in Oakland — and all of them had a story.
To read about the Oakland artisans and histories behind each of these four objects, click on the images above, or use the links below to read:
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