"Through exploring the concept of The Hex, we are re-imagining grassroots feminist responses to violence. Through self and community education, we are using an imagined lens: A hex as a spell for autonomy and collective self defense. "

"Through exploring the concept of The Hex, we are re-imagining grassroots feminist responses to violence. Through self and community education, we are using an imagined lens: A hex as a spell for autonomy and collective self defense. "

Map of Oakland
Map of Oakland

In this project I look at at four sites in Oakland and mark them with protection symbols, known as Hex Signs or Barn Signs.

These protection symbols are used as a magical direct action against each new company or property owner who is a force of gentrification and displacement.


 3301 12th St, Fruitvale Plaza, Oakland.   Google headquarters.  Hex Signs or Barn Signs are taken from the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art traditions to ward off evil and bring protection to their barns and buildings. I used relevant symbology when thinking about appropriate Hex Signs for these Oakland sites. 

3301 12th St, Fruitvale Plaza, Oakland. 

Google headquarters.

Hex Signs or Barn Signs are taken from the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art traditions to ward off evil and bring protection to their barns and buildings. I used relevant symbology when thinking about appropriate Hex Signs for these Oakland sites. 

   
  
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     1955 Broadway. Most recently the Sears Building, this property has just been bought by Uber, a tech company. This is one instance of the current wave of tech companies moving from San Francisco to Oakland.    

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East Oakland site of a Negev property

The Negev is a company buying affordable housing in The Bay Area and evicting long time and low income residents. The purchased buildings become "boutique hostels," which are dorms for tech workers. 

 

 

 Further research. 

Further research. 

 "Through exploring the concept of The Hex, we are re-imagining grassroots feminist responses to violence. Through self and community education, we are using an imagined lens: A hex as a spell for autonomy and collective self defense. "
Map of Oakland
 3301 12th St, Fruitvale Plaza, Oakland.   Google headquarters.  Hex Signs or Barn Signs are taken from the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art traditions to ward off evil and bring protection to their barns and buildings. I used relevant symbology when thinking about appropriate Hex Signs for these Oakland sites. 
   
  
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 Further research. 

"Through exploring the concept of The Hex, we are re-imagining grassroots feminist responses to violence. Through self and community education, we are using an imagined lens: A hex as a spell for autonomy and collective self defense. "

Map of Oakland

In this project I look at at four sites in Oakland and mark them with protection symbols, known as Hex Signs or Barn Signs.

These protection symbols are used as a magical direct action against each new company or property owner who is a force of gentrification and displacement.


3301 12th St, Fruitvale Plaza, Oakland. 

Google headquarters.

Hex Signs or Barn Signs are taken from the Pennsylvania Dutch folk art traditions to ward off evil and bring protection to their barns and buildings. I used relevant symbology when thinking about appropriate Hex Signs for these Oakland sites. 

1955 Broadway. Most recently the Sears Building, this property has just been bought by Uber, a tech company. This is one instance of the current wave of tech companies moving from San Francisco to Oakland.

 

West Oakland site of a Negev property.

The Negev is a company buying affordable housing in The Bay Area and evicting long time and low income residents. The purchased buildings become "boutique hostels," which are dorms for tech workers. 

 

East Oakland site of a Negev property

The Negev is a company buying affordable housing in The Bay Area and evicting long time and low income residents. The purchased buildings become "boutique hostels," which are dorms for tech workers. 

 

 

Further research. 

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