“Made with Love ... the only stipulation is that you always give it away.” — The Diggers, Free Bread
Inspired by The Diggers free bread and bakery, “What We Need is Beautiful and Free,” is a bread baking, discussion and free bakery installation. Each day, we will bake bread together to share and give away at our free bakery at Utopia School. While we make our daily bread, we will use this time to also discuss notions of free. What should be free? How can we work towards making things free? How are the concepts of free and freedom connected? By actively making bread together everyday can potentially inspire practices for sustaining a long term school.
The Diggers were a radical community-action and political street theatre group based in San Francisco from 1966 –1968. The troupe combined street theatre, direct action and art happenings in their social agenda to create a Free City. Activities towards creating a Free City included distributing free food everyday at the Golden Gate Park, setting up free stores and free bakeries where they would bake bread in coffee cans.