This book presents ten years of student projects led by Ricardo de Ostos and Nannette Jackowski (NaJa & deOstos, AA Intermediate 10), all prompted by the unit’s visits to extreme geographic contexts. With additional photographic documentation, rich illustrations and conversations with Lebbeus Woods, Geoff Manaugh and Peter Cook, Scavengers & Other Creatures in Promised Lands explores the gripping power of myth and fiction as radical narratives for imagining the near future of cities and forests. The format, layout and typography directly draw from classicism whilst the page sequence, printing methods, and other visual elements add a more futuristic touch to the book.
Softcover with French fold, 152 pages, 24 × 30 cm
AA Publications, London, 2017