Reading List

List Creator

Alisa Chirico

Cornell University

Nouveau Niche


  • Online

    The Flora of the Future

    Places Journal

    Celebrating the botanical diversity of cities. A photo survey of urban wild plants.

  • Online

    The Fight for San Francisco

    Places Journal

    Two photographers document labor landmarks that are forgotten in a city where workers’ histories are constantly overwritten.

  • Online

    The Forgotten Line

    Places Journal

    Photographs of an abandoned railway line that circles Paris, la petite ceinture.

  • Online

    Eat the City

    Places Journal

    The case for “civic agriculture” — for reconceptualizing cities as networks of agricultural zones, from parks to allotments.

  • Online

    Everyday Spaces, Natural Places

    Places Journal

    Baroque still-lifes in the weeds and trash of New York City. Majesty in the ordinariness of urban life at a pedestrian scale.

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