A book of Visions. A Directory of Alternative Society Projects


Late in 1972 word got out of ‘a new and revolutionary co-operative competition’ which was being organised by the BIT Information Service, a key organisation on the London alternative scene at the time. BIT was offering to distribute £1,250 which had been put up by an ‘Irish freak’ who had inherited some money and was inviting anyone with an idea to ‘turn society upside down’ to ‘put it on a postcard or something like that and send it in’. The alternative society ideas-pool attracted 300 projects which BIT stencil printed and published in the Spring of 1973 as A book of visions: a directory of alternative society projects.