Unmade city is cultural repository for information about alleys — those in our neighborhoods and those that play in our imagination. Alleys offer a unique opportunity to explore a collision of topics including non-traditional economies, class and gentrification, land use and development, wilderness, boredom, and the poetic role spaces can play in the subconscious of the city. They talk to us about the intersection of public and private space; the necessity of wilderness (both external and internal); things that are hidden (or that we want to hide) and things that are seen. They reveal the ways in which external spaces can evoke internal experiences; and how internal experiences, values, and ideas then get projected onto the places around us. We encourage you to share your memories, experiences, ideas, proposals about these spaces.

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Notes on, and from, the alleys