The Reston Historic Trust and Museum – Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City

The Reston Historic Trust and Museum – Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City
September 18, 2019 7:00 PM

RCC Lake Anne • Jo Ann Rose Gallery
Wednesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free

Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City

Author Amanda Hurley speaks about her book Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City. American suburbs were once fertile ground for utopian planning, communal living, socially conscious design and integrated housing. Hurley’s talk will discuss and compare Reston with other communities, including the co-housing commune of Old Economy, PA; a tiny-house anarchist community in Piscataway, NJ; a government-planned garden city in Greenbelt, MD; a racially integrated subdivision (before the Fair Housing Act) in Trevose, PA; and an experimental Modernist enclave in Lexington, MA.

Radical Suburbs: Experimental Living on the Fringes of the American City will be available for sale, and the author will sign books following the presentation.

The Reston Historic Trust and Museum (RHT) was founded in 1996 as a community based nonprofit organization that preserves the past, informs the present, and influences the future of Reston through its exhibits, public programs, and events including Founder’s Day, the Reston Home Tour, and Lake Anne Cardboard Boat Regatta. RHT is located at Lake Anne Plaza, is free to visit, and offers exhibits and a gift shop.