Design a large-format, 224-page book featuring contemporary artworks that explore ongoing legacies of colonialism, cultural tensions, and ongoing conflict in the Greater West—a super-region that stretches from Alaska to Patagonia.
The cover typography reflects the region’s cultural and geological instability, while its gold foil stamping refers to the region’s rich natural resources and contentious history of precious metal extraction. A reverse-spine wraps around the fore-edge of the book, exposing its binding and suggesting an unfinished or ‘unsettled’ quality. The book includes a “scented” page crafted by scent-artist Bruno Fazzolari. Alaska-based Native American artist Alison Warden’s twitter poems flow through the book, framing and activating images of cultural artifacts and contemporary art, and suggesting the political and cultural observations about the collision of ancient and future.
The book accompanied the exhibition Unsettled and was launched at the 2017 Art + Environment Conference with high praise from the publisher, artist and museum.