Jun 29, 2009
Let's hear it for free boxes placed on neighborhood streets and at yard sales. I take great pleasure in spying piles of unwanted items marked 'free.' Who knows what awaits in the collection of random objects? There's a certain charm in this way of obtaining and circulating surplus items. It's a practical, grassroots practice that I've noted a lot in certain areas around the Alberta street district, for example. And there are free porches, the truly free market, and other anarchistic/communitarian efforts operating in this realm of object relations that have slipped outside of typical exchange restraints. I'm sure more could be said.