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An (imaginary) inventory of …

An (imaginary) inventory of … was one of my favorite publications to be produced thus far–combining deep historical research by Ross Louis from Xavier University into a George Perec-style citywide participatory performance of the investigation into the remnants of New Orleans colonial gardens.

Cover of publication.

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48 Pages
5 x 7.75 in.
Foldout Map
Risograph edition of 150

The challenge was formatting an essay, participatory activities, investigations, a glossary, and historical data into a guide book of sorts that act equally as a work book / journal that paves the way into an independent open investigation throughout the city. Additionally, it was the rare opportunity to design as well as produce the publication in-house at our Risograph studio. The largest hurdle was translating the author’s mind-map intentions into something coherent for anyone whom approaches the publication, to know what to do or simply consume it as its own piece, divorced from the performance itself.

Glossary of Terms
Sub-page with photograph of location.
Reverse of sub-page with photograph of location.
Footnotes and Acknowledgments
Tri-fold endpage with map and inventory listing on reverse.
Fully open tri-fold endpage with map and inventory listing on reverse.