San Francisco

How We Mourn Buildings

Cultures around the world mourn and commemorate the deaths of their loved ones — friends, families, pets — but buildings rarely receive the same emotional attention. Unless a structure plays a beloved role in society or is deemed to have intrinsic historic value, it is often razed in the name of new development without the shedding of a single tear. Join us for a conversation about how we celebrate the lifespan of buildings and what that says about their role in our lives. Co-presented by Department of Here.

+ Gretchen Boyce / ICF
+ Victoria Mitchell / Burning Man
+ Jessica Kate Meyer / The Kitchen
+ Lev Kushner / Department of Here

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