Trading Food and Labor
Haight-Ashbury’s culture was created through a rich history of bartering and commune. Today’s neighborhoods' culture is more capitalist and privatized. With the effects of gentrification, my research of food supply, bartering of foods and labor creates a stronger community setting through exchanged goods among neighbors. This project propose a bartering protocol for Haight- Ashbury neighborhood through an agreement to have community gardens embedded within blocks.
The architecture of Hash Apartment support these intentions by providing affordable housing made of prefabrication and customizable modules that also enables growing food. The interactions between the units provide privacy within the pockets of open spaces created from aggregation. Aside from the shared garden in the courtyard some residents are offered a private green roof that corresponds to the changing seasons. The proposed Hash Apartments are reimagining the family dynamics, gender equity, creativity, self-determination, access to wealth, social mobility, and environmental impacts of the home.