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Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocene
Chicago Community Gardens
Publication Edited by: Sarah Kuether, Anya Mitchell, and Grace Spee

The suffix -topia is derived from the Ancient Greek word for place. The French philosopher Michel Foucault once wrote of gardens being a “happy, universalizing heterotopia” a place which challenges and contradicts. Because of COVID-19, the three of us are limited to working remotely. These unusual circumstances, however, have not prevented us from gathering and cultivating in a digital environment. Informed by the experiences of Chicago gardeners, we’ve sought to create a place as real as any, confined  only by the limits of the spread. Together, we have taken turns to establish a unifying grid and a set of typographic rules to follow and to break as we see fit.


Introduction by: Sarah Kuether 

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