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Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death.
SF Bay Area October 24 – November 03, 2019

Is San Francisco Dying?

Is San Francisco Dying?

Friday, October 25


3359 26th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
What is the soul of a city? Hear 20 San Franciscans tell stories from their lives here. Dive into photos to get to know them better. Share location-based memories on our interactive map of the city.

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


Interactive Ritual Visual Art Storytelling