The exploration of gentrification is not uncommon for either of us. We started this project with mixed feelings due to our wildly different upbringings where gentrification could have greatly helped to shape a better community, but also could have crushed the natural culture that did shape who we became. Communities are made by the citizens who inhabit them. We choose our surroundings based upon the criteria they offer us. Balancing quality of life with available time and materials can often be difficult because being part of a privileged community often force us to conduct our life in a certain style. Creating does not always submit to fitting this lifestyle.