Opportunistic Urbanism

This book was the outcome of an RMIT architecture studio run by Diego Ramirez-Lovering in Guadalajara, Mexico, that investigated and documented the unique urban and social conditions found there. The thing that stood out for us in the work was the way the many systems and patterns (governmental, infrastructural, social, economic) came alive through unintentional overlapping and serendipitous exchange. To reproduce a fragment of that for the reader, we developed four separate, overlapping grids (one each for text, drawings, photographs and captions). The result is a book that sometimes doesn't seem to make sense, but that reveals a kind of haphazard, syncopated rhythm over time.

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Information

Chase & Galley is a small design studio based in Melbourne with a critical interest in print publication design. The studio is peopled by Stuart Geddes and Tristan Main.

Chase & Galley started life as a collaboration between Stuart Geddes and Jeremy Wortsman, emerging from their first project together - Is Not Magazine. Due to his expanding commitments to the Jacky Winter Group, which he founded, Jeremy left the studio.

Stuart continues a teaching relationship with RMIT and Monash Universities, is on the board of West Space, one of Melbourne's most prestigious and innovative ARIs, was for two years the art director of Monument magazine, was for two years a councillor for AGDA Victoria, and in 2008 was an international judge on the London D&AD awards in the Newspaper and Magazine design jury.

Colophon

Colophon

Designed by Chase & Galley.

Typeset in Plan Grotesque, designed by Nikola Djurek and published by Typotheque and Georgia, designed by Matthew Carter.

Published on Stacey by Anthony Kolber.

Correspondence:
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Collingwood 3066
Victoria, Australia

info@chaseandgalley.com
+61 3 9024 4122