Living City, the first collaborative project of the soon-to-be Archigram group, situated the metropolis as an arena of freedom and transition. This enterprise took the form of an installation at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), just the kind of gesture that the Independent Group might have made.1 A catalogue to accompany the exhibition was included as part of the second issue of Living Arts magazine, a new publication initiated, as was the show, by Theo Crosby to document work at that gallery.2 Within the shelter of that publication, the hallmark layout of the Archigrams, with its chaotic structure of image and text, would take root. Published on the coat-tails of the exhibition, Archigram 3 would closely follow the themes and structure inaugurated by the catalogue and installation. Living City would stake
2.1 Model for the Living City installation, trace paper on copper rods, 1963.