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SOMA Pilipinas Urban Design Workshop

  • Bayanihan Center 1010 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

What should SOMA Pilipinas look like?

Please join us in developing a design vocabulary that will be the hallmark for the Filipino Cultural Heritage District. How our rich heritage be communicated and re- interpreted in this contemporary context? 

Will it be a reflection of Old Manila during the heyday of the Spanish? Will we re-interpret the rich heritage of our pre-Hispanic past and have all of our street signs in English and Baybayin? Or will SOMA Pilipinas do away with the past and recreate a new design vocabulary that is the hallmark of a new Pinoy 2.0 generation and at the same time welcoming of 1st generation immigrants new and old?

Calling all artists, designers, activists, neighborhood folks, & architects.

Let's gather to explore these questions and collaborate in a community Design Charrette.

A charrette is an intensive planning session where residents, designers, and others collaborate on a vision for cultural identifiers of the Filipino Cultural District as SOMA continues to build upwards. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of what SOMA Pilipinas should look like.

Creative place-making ideas

Make history and help us define the look of the cultural district!

RSVP below to join the SOMA Urban Design Workshop (lunch is on us).

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Earlier Event: January 29
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Later Event: February 9
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