Retell San Francisco through a hybrid, game-like storytelling event. Wander around the city, find your picks in tiny baskets on location or online. Follow the steps.
1. Pick a site
a location, structure, cityscape, public art, bus stop, alley, and more.
2. Pick a prompt.
a. How do you feel as though this site would taste?
b. If you could touch this landscape as a whole, how do you think it would feel?
c. Give this site, statue, or area a new name.
d. Compose a song about this spot. Sing it to someone you know.
e.Write a poem about this scene, location, or space.
3. Pick a medium.
d. Compose, sing
e. And more
4. Create a new story with your combination(s).
5. Send them to us!
Join a fireside chat and see San Francisco in many different ways. Fireside chat will take place online between 5pm-7pm. In person attendance will be limited to 10 people on location and participants must RSVP.
Stories from the event will be made into a book collection of which the original will be kept by Stories Make Us + Tiny Publishings, a California 501(c)3 non-profit organization archive. Copies of it will be available to participants in a collection called Shapeshifting Stories at San Francisco Design Week 2022 in return for a suggested donation of 25$-50$.
This event/experience was originally designed by Gozde Efe for Root Division, a visual arts non-profit, in 2019. Artist Tracy Ren contributed to the development of it by creating the initial prompts.