A Mission History of Urban Food Production
Date(s) & Time(s): Sat, Jun 17, 1:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins w/out intermission
Location: 2840 Mariposa St, SF, CA, 94110
Venue: Theatre of Yugen
Early Bird: $20, Advance: $25, Door: $28
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Production DetailsA Mission History of Urban Food Production
Discover the northeast Mission's remarkable history of industrial food production. Including the buildings repurposed during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 70s that led to today's organic food abundance. The tour starts at the old American Can Company (today's Project Artaud) and ends at one of the neighborhood's most inspiring pandemic responses: the Mission Food Hub at Alabama and 19th Street.Chris Carlsson
Chris Carlsson’s tours are based on two decades of historical research and participation. He is co-founder and co-director of Shaping San Francisco, and chief curator of the archive of San Francisco history at Foundsf.org. He regularly conducts bicycling and walking tours on topics ranging from labor and ecological history, to transit, food, public art, and dissent. Carlsson has written three books, most recently "Hidden San Francisco: A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories" (Pluto Press: 2020), as well as a novel set in a future “post-economic” San Francisco ("After the Deluge," Full Enjoyments Books: 2004), and edited six books including three “Reclaiming San Francisco” collections with the venerable City Lights Books.