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The Stray Shopping Cart Project

The Stray Shopping Cart Project“Over the last several decades, the stray shopping cart has quietly become an integral part of the urban and suburban landscapes of the industrialized world. To the average person, the stray shopping cart is most often thought of as a signifier of urban blight or as an indicator of a consumer society gone too far. Unfortunately, the acceptance of these oversimplified designations has discouraged any serious examination of the stray shopping cart phenomenon. Until now, the major obstacle that has prevented people from thinking critically about stray shopping carts has been that we have not had any formalized language to differentiate one shopping cart from another.” Excellent! Artist Julian Montague has done a book on this awesome project, too: The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification.