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Emergent Oakland: Reflections on the Vacant Lot /excerpt

by Kathleen Cramer, Mar 2, 2000


 

 

Searching for the vacant lot across from where I used to live, the archetypal vacant lot, my vacant lot, it happens that it’s gone. Filled. No longer a space set aside, or between—no longer open. It’s the openness that’s critical to a vacant lot, even those that are behind fences, not yet mature and still open to cultivation. The way a heart can be. —KC
 

 

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