REBUILDING SAN FRANCISCO
IN THE FORM OF A CONE
Imagine a city whose walls dictate how its inhabitants relate with the other. A cone becomes a fitting form for a city such as San Francisco, whose historic, economic, geographic, and political histories give contradicting definitions of community. The hollowed shell of a cone becomes an engaging metaphor.
Citizens who can fit inside the cone are forced to lurch forward by the walls of the cone, as if they were intent on the distinguishing characteristics of each individual that they were coexisting with in the cone community. There is ample space at the base to accommodate a physical diversity of individuals, however there is only space enough at the top of the cone for this collective to share one head.
The community moves in the direction and ideology of the head that drives the community. Those who cannot fit in Cone city can migrate to areas peripheral to the community.
Managing Editor & Art Director