Kapwa: a Filipino spiritual belief of interconnectedness. Kapwa is a recognition of a shared identity, an inner self, shared with others. Kapwa is an extension of deep empathy.
Kapwa Gardens is a healing space for the community built by the community. In the relatively new Filipino Cultural District of San Francisco known as SOMA Pilipinas, this former parking lot has been transformed twice since 2019 by Kultivate Labs. With the help of over 220 volunteers to date, Kapwa Gardens – scheduled to open March 2021 – will be a longer-term community space than its predecessor, the 2-month pop-up UNDSCRD Court from 2019.