This May we’re reading Amanda Kolson Hurley’s Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City. The City Lab Senior Editor’s new book challenges the stereotypical view of suburbia by examining the surprisingly radical history of certain suburbs, some of which began as socialist, utopian, and humane projects. Hurley highlights the significance of such a discussion stating, “At a time when—it could be reasonably argued—the future of the country hangs on what suburbs do over the next twenty or thirty years, they show that bold social and architectural experimentation is no alien to suburbia.”
The discussion was moderated by Moses Gates and Sara Polsky.
Open to new and returning participants.
Food and beverages will be provided.
This month’s book is available at a discount from the following independent booksellers (Just say you’re with Van Alen Book Club at check-out):
– Greenlight Bookstore (Fort Greene) – 15% discount
– Community Bookstore (Park Slope) – 20% discount
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