DEPT. OF HISTORY
"I unfold my maps and trace my finger / across searching for the most authentic-looking / ruins."
“It touched everybody all over the country who lived in public housing.” [From "The St. Louis Anthology"]
The events of June 1969 have come to define both Cleveland and the river. Some Clevelanders have a different story.
On family, community, and gardening as social practice.
In search of features, essays, and commentary on the connections between infrastructure and issues of climate, environment, equity, and democracy in the region.
"Steel trusses & gusset plates gave way:/Splintered concrete bones, somersaults//Of beams"
A Memorial Day tradition that chronicled the music of an era.
The Indiana Dunes Birding Festival and the art of paying attention.
Democratic socialists attending the 2020 Democratic Convention won't be out of place in a city with a long history of socialist governance.
On childhood summers at a black enclave in Michigan, and the moment everything changed.
American System-Built Homes in Chicago (and elsewhere).