Community Engagement & Knowledge-Building
Our community engagement process is people-centered and connects us to artists and cultural workers most impacted by rapid gentrification and displacement.
Working primarily with communities that have faced systemic oppression and underinvestment, we enter neighborhoods mindfully and build relationships with people who represent the diversity of each community.
We are informed and inspired by the people who live on our block, the local businesses where we shop, and the cultural practices that make our communities home.
2018-2019 Cultural Space Ambassadors convene for a meeting, February 2019.
CAST leads a design session with the Dreaming Spaces San Francisco Steering Committee, April 2022.
Using elements of human design, restorative practices, and trauma-informed methods, we build long-lasting partnerships that help bridge the gap between arts and culture and real estate.
SAN FRANCISCO / OAKLAND
United Playaz. Photo by Robbie Sweeny
CAST Community Engagement team at the “Reimagining Minna Street”, September 2022. Photo by Robbie Sweeny
We connect and convene artists and cultural workers to the resources aligned with their goals and for knowledge-sharing and building.