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    THE HANDBOOK addresses the tactical and perhaps banal issues of squatting a building. It is intended to be a fairly generic guide that could be d… Read More
    THE HANDBOOK addresses the tactical and perhaps banal issues of squatting a building. It is intended to be a fairly generic guide that could be deployed on a site in any given city, however it is inspired by and based upon the real site of 90 Annabella St in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read Less
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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.