The Atlas of the Albany Bulb is a participatory oral history and mapping project that aims to capture the natural and cultural history of this unique spot on San Francisco Bay through a quilt of diverse stories and images. The collection of narratives about this former landfill will grow over time as more people contribute. The first batch of stories and maps was displayed on February 12 - March 14, 2015 at the SOMArts gallery in San Francisco as part of its Refuge in Refuse exhibit. Some of these pieces can be viewed at curator Robin Lasser's website. Later more of the pieces will be available on this Atlas of the Albany Bulb website.

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This project is made possible by the generous support of the Cal Humanities Community Stories grant program and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is a project of the University of California, Berkeley, Global Urban Humanities Initiative.

Photo: Robin Lasser