Pathways & Patchworks
Pathways & Patchworks examines Center Peace through the eyes of three different user groups: bees, squirrels, and children. Imagined pathways follow a prescribed patchwork of zones dependent on the user. Bees occupy garden and treescapes, buzzing along front yards and through community gardens. Squirrel territory is the alleyway and its edges, the backyard space and the street. Children follow the sidewalk and street grid with little deviation, perhaps cutting a corner, playing in a backyard, or zig-zagging through a park. Each user has a series of insertions that dictate their pathway and define pieces of the neighborhood patchwork: for the bees, there are flowers; for the squirrels, there are fruit trees; for the children, there are swings. The main goal of these insertions is to create an ecosystem of shared spaces for these user groups, as each benefits from or relies on the others.