Project: WEAVE/ 

         MFA Thesis       

           Fostering

Community:  

COURSE/

MFA Thesis

INSTRUCTOR/

Phil Hamlett 

Christine George

Wioleta Kaminska

KEYWORDS/

Diversity

Inclusivity

YEAR/

Fall 2018–Fall 2019

OBJECTIVE/

Bridge the cultural gap between the long term local community and the newly settled young tech community for a more diverse and inclusive San Francisco. 

APPROACH/

WEAVE is a brand that cooperates with long term local residents in San Francisco to help newcomers understand

local history, issues, and culture. It provides opportunities for new and long term residents to meet, talk and collaborate, which aims to eliminate hostility and increase understanding. A series of design solutions are developed, such as website, app, event, and publication.

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Over the past 20 years, San Francisco has

become a hub of technological innovation,

which is attracting a lot of young professionals

from all over the world to the city for their

professional development.

San Francisco is known for its diverse cultures.

However, long term locals believe the arrival of

these newcomers is eliminating the unique

identity of this city. The gap between the newly

settled young tech community and the long

term local community is widening.

Find more at weavesf.com