The practice of gleaning derives from necessity and is informed by a careful and tactical desire for efficiency and common wealth. Historically, in the fields of France, to glean was to reap the residuals that followed the harvest of someone else’s crops. The dilemma was one of property and abandonment which re-emerges as a critical reality within today’s post-industiral cities. The site of 90 Annabella st. in Winnipeg serves as the stage for an unfolding narrative of how an informal community might acquire a vacant building and adjacent river lot. Such an intervention is ostensibly speculative, thus the project manifests as a fictive yet practical guide to addressing the architectural, political, social and economic predicament of squatting.