Alive & Present: Cultural Belonging in S.F. Chinatown and Manilatown by Christine Wong Yap & 20 Contributors

When 13 Oct 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
Where 41 Ross
41 Ross Alley
San Francisco, CA 94108
United States

“Alive & Present” is an outdoor installation, English/Chinese comic book, and a self-guided ”Walking Tour of Belonging.

From late-2019 to mid-2020, the public was invited to share their story of art, culture, and belonging in San Francisco Chinatown, the collected memories and reflections from the “Story of Belonging” survey are source materials informing the 56-page comic, featuring real contributors’ perspectives on belonging and includes:

- 3 illustrated maps of 26 places of belonging

- 5 personal histories: remembrances of special bonds with grandparents,

family vacations, and memories of Manilatown and the I-Hotel

- 4 spotlights on places of belonging: Portsmouth Square, Stockton Street, a

boba café, and a youth empowerment program

- 6 popular art and culture activities such as Lunar New Year, walking,

listening, and—of course—eating!

Every now and then, we’ll drop off a limited number of comic books and maps at 41 Ross, free to take. The comic is also available here if you would like to support and purchase a copy.

For more information please click here.

Image courtesy of the event organizer.