Supporting creative collaboration through community.
Baana is a creative studio for exploring various formats of social and community engagement around art, design and food. In both concept and design, Baana aims to promote thoughtful approaches to gather, learn and engage that cultivate community and collaboration.
1. (slang) railway
Our space is situated at the intersection of multiple cable car rail lines, in lower Nob Hill. The name is a reference to the sights and sounds of the neighborhood. We found it fitting for our vision of this particular place we're creating where we hope to create many connections.
Christine Trac, Abacus Row
Christine is a jewelry designer with an academic foundation that focused on the implications of environmental conservation on local communities in SW China. From an early age, Christine learned to find balance in differences, to identify where things intersect, and how to create with limited resources. While a departure from her current work, Christine’s background in ethnography and conservation science influences how she sees the details in everyday routine and practices. She is inspired by both the natural ways in which things come together and the innovative approaches used to produce unexpected connections. Abacus Row is an on-going exploration of material and community intersections.
Maggie Spicer, WHISK
Maggie is a brand strategist, experiential producer, company culture specialist, guest experience designerand experiential marketer, with 10+ years cross-functional experience, specializing in verticals ranging from tech to media, finance, design, food, health and innovation. Maggie is a curiosity-driven adventure seeker, employing creativity and informed observation to evoke innovative solutions to complex challenges.