Life at Kingman Hall: Finding Home in the Unexpected

By Sarah Eicher

A hazy sky lit by a red sun creeps over the Bay Area following a fire in San Jose, California, on August 6th, 2021.
Unexpected love graces Ori Loewinger (left) and Summer Vodnoy (right) , who met in 2020 when they began living together in Kingman Hall in Berkeley, California, August 7th, 2021.
In a time where connection was lost and isolation crept into all areas of our lives, roommates Sienna Bruinsma (left) and Talia Alm (right) formed a close bond living together in the pandemic. share a moment in the sunshine on August 7th, 2021.
Plants, candles, and the Redwood trees that line the windows of Kingman Hall all work to make this Co-op feel more like home. Originally an epicenter for counter-culture and the infamous Living Love Cult in the 1970s, now stands as a home for young students to form a community. Berkeley California, August 6th.