Mapping Out Utopias, 1970s Boston-Area Counterculture (Vol. 1: Cambridge)


By Tim Devin

The Mapping Out Utopia series is a three-part examination of Boston's 1970s counterculture scene, derived from listings found in contemporaneous countercultural directories and magazines. 

Each volume maps out a different part of the city.

This first volume in the series takes on the epicenter of Massachusetts countercultural life in the 1960s and 1970s: Cambridge.

With overviews of almost 100 organizations as well as a number of in-depth profiles and essays on topics ranging from affordable spaces to feminism, this zine is an example of careful local research and documentation. Librarian and artist Tim Devin outlines his findings, places his research in context, and supplies details about current property uses and value in order to create a broader historical narrative for these efforts of hope and applied ideals.

Published by Free the Future Press, 2017

Softcover, 84 pages, saddle-stitch binding, b&w digital, 5.5 × 8.5 inches

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