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San Francisco Bay Area
This event was part of San Francisco Bay Area

Is San Francisco Dying?

Is San Francisco Dying?
What is the soul of a city? In this interactive exhibit, view photographs and listen to podcast clips of San Franciscans as they tell stories from their lives, & share your location-based memories.

What is the soul of a city? What is its personality? And can those things die, or do they just change over time?

Much thought has been spent and words spoken and printed over the question of San Francisco’s figurative death. Some have correctly pointed out that change is as inherent a quality of life here as are gold miners, Fillmore jazz musicians, hippies, and dotcommers. And, as with so many long-running arguments (the best burritos, to name one example), passions run hot on both sides.

This exhibit is meant to offer you the chance to chime in however you see fit. Listen to 20 diverse San Franciscans as they recount stories from their lives here. Dive into photographs of those folks in order to get to know them even more intimately. Also, use the map to share memories that are tied to physical locations in the city, whether those places still exist or not.

Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather

Exhibit will be on view throughout Reimagine week as part of the Beyond the Ripples group exhibit.

Ritual & Ceremony Visual Art Storytelling