Future Cartographic Society Press began as a project to explore our neighborhoods with empathy for those who will live with our decisions. It is evolving in to an imprint focused on small runs of books and essays on the built environment and art projects that explore the meaning of place.
The area around 17th and M Streets in Northwest Washington, DC marks the northern edge of an ancient swamp. where stands of enormous bald cypress trees once lived to be 1,700 years old. Just twenty feet under the busy streets of Washington D.C., fossilized stumps of these majestic trees have been buried for millennia.
Established in 1934, Arthurdale was Eleanor Roosevelt’s first federally funded experiment in collectivist living.