Countries, states, and cities have flags that unite them and serve as symbol for togetherness and I got curious about what it could look like if a neighborhood had its own flag. San Francisco's Portola neighborhood is nestled into the Southeast corner of the city and combines a diverse resident population with a unique past and shifting present. I partnered with community organization The Greenhouse Project to carry out a design competition for residents to submit their design for a neighborhood flag that represents the spirit, history, and vibrancy of the neighborhood.
Designs were collected via workshops and installations at events and then submitted to public voting. Over 50 designs were submitted and the winning designs were chosen by a Judging Committee made up of community leaders and artists. Final designs were vectorized and updated for printing and then installed in a Burrows Pocket Park, a new public space and unveiled during a community celebration.