Narratives of Displacement

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, Clarion Alley, 2015

CAMP teamed up with artists from the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project to paint a 20 foot mural in Clarion Alley at Valencia Street. The mural depicts a rendering of the online map of no-fault evictions since 1997 and highlights the portraits of eight San Franciscans fighting their evictions.  Viewers can call a phone number 415-319-6865 to hear stories of the people whose portraits are depicted on the mural.

The mural includes a portrait of Alex Nieto, killed by SFPD in 2014 on Bernal Hill, to make the connection between gentrification and the criminalization of people of color. The left panel of the mural, facing Valencia Street, “welcomes” visitors to the alley with a remixed design of a posted developed by the SF Print Collective and pasted around the Mission in the 1990’s in response to the dot com boom.

This mural project has been directed by Carla Wojczuk, and participants have included: Eva Mas Silberstein, Anabelle Bolanos, Fernando Rodriquez, Maria Rodriquez, Lee Reyes, Cynthia Crews, Hannah Gallagher, Lee Reyes, Vivian Schwab, Marko Muir, Kim Cirella, James Yelen, Manon Vergerio, Carla L., David Patrelli, Michelle Lewis, Erin McElroy, Jenna McElroy, Joe Mellin, Andy Blue, Megan Wilson, Christopher Statton, Elvira Nieto, Rufugio Nieto, and more.

Hear Carla, Claudia, and Erin discuss the mural project here on KPFA!

View the video from the mural dedication!