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Rachel Signer

RACHEL SIGNER is a nonfiction writer based in Bed-Stuy. She is a regular contributor to, a website about social change and innovation.

Lessons of the Brooklyn Bounty

In Hungry City (2008), a book about food and cities, architect Carolyn Steel proposes the concept of sitopia as a practical alternative to the idea of utopia. Sitopia, Steel writes, is a potential solution to “the problem of dwelling.” Since the world is already shaped by food, she reasons, there’s no need to wait for a utopian future to start changing the world. We can start with food.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2023

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