Chris Carlsson
2009 Fellow

Chris Carlsson is a writer, San Francisco historian, bicyclist, tour guide, blogger, photographer, book and magazine editor.  He is the author of Nowtopia and After the Deluge: A Novel of Post-Economic San Francisco. He edited Ten Years that Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78 and Critical Mass: Bicycling’s Defiant Celebration.  Carlsson is one of the “founders” of Critical Mass, a mass bicycle ride that takes place the last Friday of every month in cities around the world.

Since the mid 1990’s Carlsson has directed the non-profit-project Shaping San Francisco, which has put together an online archive of local history, foundSF.org.