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Shapeshifting Stories | San Francisco Design Week Hybrid Event
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Shapeshifting Stories

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Shapeshifting Stories | San Francisco Design Week Hybrid Event

We invite you to retell San Francisco through a hybrid, game-like storytelling event.

Wander around the city, and follow the steps. This is not an event but an experience attendees take throughout the city during the day.

IN PERSON FORMAT (you can do it anytime throughout the day at your own pace)

1) Pick a site.

  • a location, structure, cityscape, public art, bus stop, alley, and more.

2) Pick one of the following prompts:

  • How do you feel as though this site would taste?
  • If you could touch this landscape as a whole, how do you think it would feel?
  • Give this site, statue, or area a new name.
  • Compose a song about this spot. Sing it to someone you know.
  • Write a poem about this scene, location, or space.

3) Pick a medium.

  • Write
  • Draw
  • Design
  • Sing
  • And more

4) Create a new story with your combination(s).

5) Submit your new story here


Gozde created a virtual format of the game. If you would like to be part of this experience virtually – visit this link

You might need some visual references, visit this gallery to see some of the places listed on the virtual format.

Stories from the experience will be made into a book collection of which the original will be kept by Stories Make Us + Tiny Publishings, a California 501(c)3 non-profit organization archive. Copies of it will be available to participants in a collection called Shapeshifting Stories at San Francisco Design Week 2022 in return for a suggested donation of 25$-50$.

This experience was originally designed by Gozde Efe for Root Division, a visual arts non-profit, in 2019. Artist Tracy Ren contributed to the development of it by creating the initial prompts.


June 25
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Stories Make Us + Tiny Publishings
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Stories Make Us, Tiny Publishings
1445 Lake Street Unit 302
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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