tim devin

Mapping out utopia: 1970s Boston-area counterculture

book 3: the surrounding communities (including Somerville, Brookline & Newton)

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.

Published by: Free the Future Press.

Details: 80 pages. 17 illustrations + 10 hand-drawn maps. Blue cardstock cover, with off-white interior pages. 5.5" wide x 8.5" high.

Date: 2018.

Other books in this series:
Vol. 1 on Cambridge here
Vol. 2 on Boston here

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