Sculpture of a Puerto Rican flag outside.

Jonathan Marty

Puerto Rican Cultural Center Jonathan Marty (GGFUP, 2017, Location: Chicago) My work in Chicago was spent in an interesting limbo between the Puerto Rican Cultural Center proper, and various educational institutions under the broad network of Chicago Public Schools (or CPS). Being that I was commissioned by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, an independent organization, to […]

Map of Van Cortlandt Park.

Anamika Jain

A Right to the City Anamika Jain (GGFUP, 2017, Location: New York City) My research is about alternative land and housing models, and such models are built on the foundational principles of the right to the city, such as participatory democracy and, in [David] Harvey’s own words, “democratic control over the production and utilization of the surplus”. […]

Lady standing next to a wall filled with writing.

Victoria Carter

El Patio Maravillas, La Ingobernable, and Occupied Madrid Victoria Carter (GGFUP, 2017, Location: Madrid) Last Saturday, 8th July, El Patio died. The organisation was ‘killed’ with a two day party in Malasaña. In the style which befits the organisation, the party was spread, slightly shambolically over two nights and filled with friends made over the last 10 […]

An urban garden space full of green plants, tables, and chairs.


Prinzessinnengarten: Urban Space, Gentrification, and the Mythology of Alternativism in the New Berlin Henry Topper (GGFUP, 2014, Location: Berlin) In the early 2000s, Berlin spearheaded a branding campaign that would entice both the creative class and investors to reinvigorate the “poor but sexy” city.  Henry Topper argues that the reclamation of abandoned spaces for alternative […]

Map of Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

A Grassroots Model for Climate Resiliency

A Grassroots Model for Climate Resiliency Sophie Lasoff (GGFUP, 2014, Location: New York City) In this project, Sophie Lasoff explores the implementation of a social resiliency strategy by the environmental advocacy organization UPROSE in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.  A historically working-class and ethnically diverse community, Sunset Park faces not only the threat of climate change, but […]