January 27th, 2017.  6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Time capsule ceremony

In the past 100 years, dozens of organizations in Balboa Park have inaugurated their groundbreakings, anniversaries, and office parties through stuffing objects in containers for future publics.
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In the past 100 years, dozens of organizations in Balboa Park have inaugurated their groundbreakings, anniversaries, and office parties through stuffing objects in containers for future publics. Yet, the most common response associated with opening these vessels is disappointment, time capsule expert Nicholas Yablon tells us. What does this dual relationship of memorializing and disappointment say about our culture? To ring in Parkeology Season II, we explored our urge to commemorate in response to the inevitable march of time.

Perhaps time capsules would have more value if opened by generations closer to their creators. Following this theory,we unveiled a 1999 time capsule from the Y2K era of the San Diego Park and Recreation Administration. Park RangerKim Duclo officiated the unsealing, accompanied by the San Diego High School Drumline. Time Capsule expert Nicholas Yablon provided insight into the affair. The evening concluded with an open forum anti-time capsule campfire.

 
 
 
 

Production
Officiated by Park Ranger Kim Duclo
Produced by Kate Clark
Drumline performance by San Diego High School Drumline
Guest Speaker: Nicholas Yablon
Production Assistance: Peter Chen, Diana Benavidez, Tamara Williams, Jeremy Raab, Tamara Williams, Daniel Leinad, Per Kefgen
Concept Development: Marina Grize
A/V: Steve Stopper, Glenna Trone (Save Starlight)
Projection Installation Advising: Stefani Byrd
Video: Ren Ebel
Photography: Rafa Rios
Research: Darlene Davies, Kim Duclo
Brochure Design: Dylan Wilde
Map Drawing: Kate Clark
Anti-Time Capsule: Diana Benavidez

 

San Diego Art Institute Support
Marina Grize
Andrew Utt
Lissa Corona
Nick Lesley

Thank you to
Senior Park Ranger Jon Anderson
Bruce Martinez
Mario Llanos