by Jacqueline Canchola-Martinez
What does a place’s history tell us about its future? How do communities organize and carve out spaces of expression in the face of institutional disinvestment? These are some questions that permeate this mash-up, which was created as a part of the project “Gentrification, Memory, and Spaces of Belonging in San Francisco's Mission District” for Dr. Diana Negrín’s Decolonial Border Geographies course. It brings together a map by the legendary Precita Eyes Muralists (1993), a copy of the Mission’s bilingual newspaper El Tecolote (2023), and references —and in some spots appropriates— San Francisco’s redlining map and accompanying survey reports (1937).