Flora 5000

The 2022 SFMOMA Soapbox Derby at McLaren Park

San Francisco, CA
2022




Flora 5000 is an inflatable vehicle from a post-apocalyptic future when planet earth is no longer habitable for plant life due to global warming. Macro Waves, a team of mad botanists, travels back to earth in the Flora 5000 on a mission to repopulate the planet with plant life. Flora 5000 serves as a traveling greenhouse preservation robot, scaling the globe, conserving plant species and seed life, and aiding in the earth's reforestation.

SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby returned to McLaren Park for the first time in more than 40 years! The original artists’ derbies from the 1970s are legendary events in our history. Between the two races in 1975 and 1978, the museum commissioned cars and trophies from more than 200 artists — including Ruth Asawa, Robert Arneson, Ant Farm, Viola Frey, Mike Henderson, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, Richard Shaw, and Carlos Villa — and thousands gathered to watch the races unfold.

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