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.
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5 x 7.75 in.
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.