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Picture of the Day
June 11, 2020

i first learned the concept of temporary autonomous zones at burning man in 1998, when that festival felt more like a social experiment than a glitzy party for the privileged. i took the idea of radical urban transformation to heart and applied TAZ ideas to Car-Free Seattle, an alternative transportation thought experiment made flesh in the streets. i was disappointed then that it didn't lead to big, fast change, but seeing the emergence of the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone reminds me that the struggle requires persistence, and huge strides
can occur when you least expect it.
who would have guessed when the
police left
that this flowering of
would instantly
take their place? another
world is not just possible,
but absolutely necessary.
renegogiate reality!