2016 Annual Report (design by Alexander McSwain)
2015 Annual Report (design by Josh Bisker)
Community Governance Cards by 596 Acres to help facilitate the development of healthy group dynamics and habits (July 2015, design by Rachel Albetski). We created an edition of 400 of these, printed by Radix Media and bound with ring. Click the link to see the PDF and feel free to make your own edition, or purchase them in our Store.
Reviewing Renewal 1949-2015 (January 2015, Partner & Partners), a comprehensive atlas of every Urban Renewal Plan Area in New York City, created as part of 596 Acres’ Reviewing Renewal residency at the Queens Museum. See the archive of the 5-week intervention on the Queens Museum panorama at Urban Reviewer.
A New York City Advocate’s Guide to Community Land Access (April 2014, design by MANY).
596 Acres Curriculum, a land access advocacy education tool (June 2013).
New York City Posters & Provocations: There is land if you want it
This is Rockaway, Queens. There’s Land If You Want It (June 2012, design by Tres Romer & Julia Samuels).
There’s Land If You Want It (Manhattan) (June 2012, design by Mauro Carichini).
There are 596 acres of vacant public land in Brooklyn (originally produced for the New Ideas for the New City Festival, May 2011, design by Julia Samuels).
New York City Neighborhood Maps
What Do We Do With Our Land: an annotated map of land stewardship on the Lower East Side (originally created for the New Museum Ideas City Festival, May 2015, with Deborah Berke Partners and GRT Architects; listen to related audio on our blog).
Maps of NYC community planning districts with the greatest concentrations of vacant public land (maps by Joseph LaGrand):
- Bronx Community District 1: 2015 map, 2014 map
- Bronx Community District 3: 2015 map, 2014 map
- Bronx Community District 4: 2015 map
- Bronx Community District 12: 2015 map
- Brooklyn Community District 5: 2015 map, 2014 map
- Brooklyn Community District 16: 2015 map, 2014 map
- Brooklyn Community District 8: 2014 map
- Queens Community District 14: 2015 map, 2014 map
Free Gardens: A Practical Guide to Grow Food in Irregular Spaces (you’ll see us in the credits if you look really, really closely), inspired by 596 Acres’ own A New York City Advocate’s Guide to Community Land Access. In February 2016, São Paulo’s Lanchonete.org launched this print publication at the Centro Cultural da Ocupação São João.
A special issue of the journal Cities and the Environment, “Urban Vacant Land and Community Access,” based on the Vacant Acres Symposium that 596 Acres co-organized at the New School in 2014, was published in October 2015! It’s awesome to have an issue dedicated to academics studying community access to land in our cities and practitioners from our Land Access Advocacy Network! Check out the issue to read about parallel efforts in Berlin, Philadelphia, Chicago, Montreal and more!
Handmade in the 596 Acres Store
We produce silkscreened posters and handmade books contemplating and celebrating community land access in New York City and around the world. Check them out in our Store!