by Janette Kim and Erik Carver with Gabriel Fries-Briggs
Block Pantry is a collective cupboard that encourages homeowners, tenants, and neighbors to trade goods for services. Those who would rather not cook can drop off fresh groceries in exchange for hot meals prepared others such as retired Levittowners.
As the pantry slides from one dwelling to another, groceries are distributed into kitchens and home-cooked meals are delivered to neighbors. Neighborhood boundaries thus adapt to match contemporary domestic arrangements. For today’s suburbia, mealtime just got easier.