Book design for architect Rahul Mehrotra of RMA architects. Kinetic City is a research project on contemporary urbanism in India. Designed while at M1/DTW with art direction from Christian Unverzagt.
From Rahul Mehrotra:
The Kinetic City presents a lens that enables us to better understand the blurred lines of contemporary urbanism and the changing roles of people and spaces in urban society. The increasing concentrations of global flows have exacerbated the inequalities and spatial divisions of social classes. In such a context, an architecture or urbanism of equality in an increasingly inequitable economic condition requires a deeper exploration – to find a wide range of places to mark and commemorate the cultures of those excluded from the spaces of global flows. These do not necessarily lie in the formal production of architecture; rather, they often challenge it. Here the idea of a city is an elastic urban condition―not a grand vision, but a “grand adjustment.”