Published by CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban Design, The semiannual journal SOILED has released its second issue, entitled Skinscrapers. It is now available here, where you can order a printed copy from Lulu or download the free electronic version as a PDF . Skinscrapers probes how our bodies interact with the spaces around them and how the spaces we inhabit can become extensions of our bodies. By focusing on the surface of the skin as a natural mediator, Skinscrapers navigates a continuum of scale, starting inside the gut, proceeding to the contours of the body, and culminating in the anthropomorphic city. More images and description after the break.
At every waypoint along this trajectory, Skinscrapers reaches human-ward, investigates social issues of human-scaled proportions, and cultivates meaningful moments along and within the epidermis. Akin to Groundscrapers before it, Skinscrapers believes that the printed page can transcend the bookshelf—that print media can orient itself with the human body, according to anatomical and architectural coordinates.
In this issue:
- Revital Cohen transforms animals into medical devices. - Sarah Ross constructs velour suits to protest authority. - Matt Harlan illustrates a catalogue of new wardrobe opportunities. - Maegan Magathan, Stephanie DeGooyer, and Gabriel Gerlinger track chairs in public spaces. - Jimenez Lai inserts an unexpected white elephant within our living quarters. - Kate Hadley Williams and James Toftness photo-document Chicago’s murals. - Ania Jaworska sculpts a cityscape of eccentric characters.