Remembering, and reimagining, Chicago's projectsby Anna Lena Phillips • 08.30.2012
In Christopher Weber’s essay “The Great Absence,” this week’s feature in Fringe, he reflects on the now-demolished South Side Chicago projects known as the ABLA homes—and the urban farm that’s being built in their place. We’ve just added some images to the piece: photographs of interns working at the urban farm Growing Power is building on the site of the former towers, and two paintings by Pedro Basantes of the Cabrini-Green projects as they were being demolished. The paintings are part of a longer series; the first (Cabrini-Green #2) has the feel of an old color postcard. Check them out, and let us know your thoughts about the essay in this space.