By Tim Devin
Somerville, MA, Free the Future Press, 2018
Dimensions: 5.5 in X 8.5 in
Process: B/W digital copying
Edition size: unlimited
MAPPING OUT UTOPIA is a three-part look at the Boston area's 1970s counterculture, based on listings found in old countercultural directories and magazines.
Each volume of MAPPING OUT UTOPIA maps out a different part of the city. This thrilling conclusion to the series examines ten communities on the urban fringe: SOMERVILLE, BROOKLINE, NEWTON, WALTHAM, MEDFORD, MALDEN, CHELSEA, ARLINGTON, BELMONT and WATERTOWN.
This volume offers overviews of about 100 orgs, ten hand-drawn maps, and a number of articles on topics such as environmentalism, the peace movement, and food coops.
From the Polaroid Revolutionary Workers' Movement to the Institute for Psychoenergetics, it's all in here.
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People and place
I sent book 3 of this project to a friend who recently moved to Brookline. She loves maps and mapping, and was thrilled to have this archive of people and places.