In the Belonging Project, your perspective is one of the “potential versions … that will be made concrete and visible” if—and only if—you share it.
An atlas is a collection of versions of a place, a compendium of perspectives, a snatching out of the infinite ether of potential versions a few that will be made concrete and visible….
—Rebecca Solnit, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas(University of California Press, 2010).
Contribute your story! There’s only six days left until the January 2 deadline.
Maybe you feel a sense of belonging on a soccer field, at a health facility, or on your block. Maybe you carry your sense of belonging with you, and you feel it when you make new friends or are with a group of like-minded people. Maybe you don’t feel a sense of belonging—what circumstances would help you feel belonging?
All these stories are welcome! Please submit. Contributions will inform a book with essays, maps, and bandanas that I’m going to start printing next month! But I need your stories to start…
Think outside The City
So far, contributors have shared many places of belonging in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. That’s great. I love all the stories. But I also want to hear about places of belonging in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin Counties.
Maybe you have felt belonging in these places? Maybe you can share the call for participation with people you know in those counties? Thank you!