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Time Capsule Ceremony + Parkeology Season II Launch

  • Presidents Way Parking Lot Presidents Way San Diego, CA United States (map)

Friday, January 27th. 6:30-8:30 PM. Ceremony begins at 6:45 sharp

32.722924, -117.149016

Presidents Way Parking Lot- near “Graffiti Bridge” - Pedestrian Bridge that crosses I-5

Cross streets: Presidents Way and Park Blvd

ADA accessible

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 will explore 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 will unveil a 1999 time capsule from the Y2K era of the San Diego Park and Recreation Administration. Park Ranger Kim Duclo will officiate the unsealing, accompanied by the San Diego High School Drumline. Time Capsule expert Nicholas Yablon will provide insight into the affair. The evening will conclude with an open forum anti-time capsule campfire.

-lawn chairs
-a note describing an object or specific experience that you believe should not exist for future generations

Earlier Event: January 26
Six Degrees of San Diego: Launch Event
Later Event: January 28
Call to participate in a photoshoot