MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
Living Cooperatively In Intentional Community
by Dan Copulsky
20p, b&w, 5.5"x8.5"
An introduction to co-op living from an intentional communicator - easy to digest with a page of Chicago-specific resources.
Having lived in an intentional community for a number of years, it's really easy to feel disenfranchised with the whole construct after awhile, particularly after re-acclimating to the experiences that come with more autonomous living i.e. living solo or with a roommate or two. That said, Dan Copulsky gives a great primer that avoids cliffnotes pandering while shedding light on the pros and cons that come with living in a communal setting - it's not for everyone, that much is true, but the lessons learned and experiences are worthwhile for those intrepid enough to give such living a try, this zine is a good testing tool to see if yr up to the challenge! - KS