In 2014, Craftswoman House in partnership with Hinterculture organized an event called “Squaring the Circle” to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Llano del Rio Cooperative Colony, a utopian socialist colony established in 1914 by Job Harriman, in Southern California’s Antelope Valley. The desert, as it always seems to do – proved to be a place to start anew, the barren lands allowed for new and radical thought and the cooperative was established as a social experiment, to give its people an authentic understanding of a socialist way of life. My interest in this project stemmed from the need for a more “morally conscious economy” that is based on personal values. In an evolving culture that finds itself constantly reevaluating its values, the proposition of an ethics driven society today, is a difficult task. This project encouraged a personal experience in a communal space. This process assisted in fragmenting the complex totality of vision, which at times muddles our perceptions and hinders our capacity to adapt and transform.