Bandaloop dancers perform “vertical dance,” a blend of modern dance with rappelling off high rise buildings that allows for creative use of aerial spaceMore
Last week we looked in detail at an 1836 map of New York City overlayed onto present day Google Maps, highlighting the changing topographies of Times Square, Bryant Park, Battery Park, and more. This week, we take a look at some of the other cities highlighted in the same project.
This interactive project combines nineteenth-century maps of …More
Crumbling stairways at San Francisco’s Sutro Baths.
The Sutro Baths opened to the public in 1896, when the west side of San Francisco was a vast region of all-but-unpopulated sand dunes. The sprawling indoor swimming complex was the pet project of Adolph Sutro, a wealthy entrepreneur and former mayor of San Francisco who became widely known as a …More
In her debut novel Darshan, based loosely on true events, Amrit Chima chronicles one family’s long and arduous road toward salvation while living under oppressive British rule.More
Every week, we highlight one of our 250+ Untapped Cities contributors worldwide. This week, we’re featuring Vanessa Chan, an Untapped city correspondent based in San Francisco.
What’s your “day job”?
I am corporate public relations person. In theory, I fix and spin corporate scandals. In practice, I write a lot of memos.
What’s your favorite Untapped spot in …More
Irving Street in the Sunset District is home to a plethora of Vietnamese, Thai, Indian and Japanese establishments. Our guide to authentic asian food.More
San Francisco’s Offside celebrates and raises awareness of local talent. The second year of the jazz festival begins today, May 25.More
David Jay, the face of the global asexual community AVEN talks about growing up asexual, his first and only sexual relationship (and how that was a bust), and what it means to love without sex.More
The street food scene has become an increasingly popular fixture in the Bay Area. Unlike similar mobile food markets in Portland (called “pods” ) and LA, street food regulations in San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area make it challenging for local entrepreneurs to get their food on the move. For example, in …More
This year’s SOMArts Day of the Dead exhibition takes on a new twist with the theme “Calling On The Spirits To Face the Future” – challenging the artists to bring the centuries-old tradition of building altars fused with sentiments on the present state of life and politics.More
Under the theme Seeking Silicon Valley, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial features work by a diverse group of local, national, and international contemporary artists whose work transforms Silicon Valley into an epicenter for innovative art production and public experience.More
The CHROMA exhibit at the offices of Gensler curated by Michelle Heinemann features well known street artists of the San Francisco Bay Area.More