Shaping San Francisco is a participatory community history project documenting and archiving
overlooked stories and memories of San Francisco. We are committed to
defining a new kind of public space, specifically around a shared
interest in our interrelated social histories. We mean “community” in a
few different ways, and these definitions help shape our approach to
promoting the everyday study of history. Shaping San Francisco’s
public programs include walking and bicycle tours as well as Urban Forums: Walk & Talks where the public is invited to come together in discussion and dialogue, learning and connecting as we dive into exploration of our common past. Our digital archive, Foundsf.org, now in its 25th year, continues to be a place to learn about and shape San Francisco's history.