WEAVE ISSUE 01:
THE HOME ISSUE
What are the unique meanings of
HOME in San Francisco?
San Francisco is known for its iconic, vibrant,
and diverse neighborhoods which form the sense
of place and have become a distinguishable
cultural symbol of this city. Historically, it has been
an ideal place to live for people who value the
diversity, culture, and art that makes San Francisco
what it is. More recently, the word “HOME” has
taken on unique meanings in San Francisco, which
includes threats, transitions, and challenges.
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We introduce local issues and the
history of San Francisco to give
newcomers a deeper understanding
of the city.
HOME is often defined as a stable, comfortable,
and safe place to live. To San Francisco, the
meaning of HOME is not always stable. Many
people are struggling with the threat of losing
their homes, and they fight for their HOMEs
even if they still lose them eventually.
We interviewed 10 people who live in the city to talk about
what HOME means to them.
“In San Francisco, Silicon Valley’s tech boom has driven up
evictions by 115 percent in the past year.”
“When you lose the place, you lose the people too. The people make the community. There is no community without the people.”
“Several local historians and academics we talked to pointed out that
if you don’t like San Francisco’s changes right now, just wait a while.
It’s bound to change again, as it always has.”
We showcase unique characters and features of each neighborhood in
San Francisco to help more people learn
the culture, the legacy, and the people
of their communities.
This month, we showcase one of the most
exciting and interesting neighborhoods in
San Francisco—the Mission District. It has long
been known for its cultural diversity and rich
history, but more recently, it has been facing
the challenge of shifts and displacements.
“Beyond the magic of coming upon any single mural, living in the Mission
means living in what muralist elders call a ‘mural environment.’”
“San Francisco wouldn’t be San Francisco without its many independent,
“A Changing Mission: To whom does San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood belong?”
We help eliminate the hostility by
showing how tech companies cooperate
with local groups to build a better city
we all call home.
This month, we feature some stories about big
tech companies and their employees who
have devoted themselves to giving back to the
long-term local community.
“Susannah Shattuck, a young tech professional and a newcomer, provides her solutions to help newly-settled tech professionals find a sense of place.”
“With Zendesk, they really do want to get involved and to contribute—and not just to follow the letter of the community benefit agreement.”
“Code Tenderloin was born in 2015, now largely funded
through the city’s office of economic and workforce development and
tech companies like Dolby and Twitter.”