The semiannual journal SOILED, published by CARTOGRAM Architecture + Urban Design, has released its third issue, entitled Platescrapers, which probes edible encounters at the intersection of inhabited spaces and the processes of cultivating, peddling, and devouring. It posits that foodstuffs can become extensions of physical places. Platescrapers is at once a narrative and a rallying cry, commingling food culture with established power structures and political agendas. Along this trajectory, Platescrapers navigates itinerant fare, comestible politics, and gastro-ritual to purvey stories about social issues and exaggerated realities; each story illustrates food as a monument to galvanize the public. More images and information on the issue after the break.
Akin to the issues of SOILED before it, Platescrapers believes that the printed page can transcend the bookshelf—that print media can orient itself with the dinner table, according to architectural and caloric coordinates.
In this issue:
Stewart Hicks, Allison Newmeyer, and Joseph Altshuler challenge us to play with our food. Annie Lambla connects yogurt making to dairy farms while observing the culture of the Midwest. Thomas Hillier recounts the exodus and edible nostalgia of an English twosome. Greg Corso champions the inclusion of cannabis cultivation into current architectural vernacular. Kyle Andrew Sturgeon strategizes an infrastructural narrative to combat the invasion of Asian carp. Eylül Kethüda Wintermeyer choreographs a mega-event around victuals, monuments, and mob mentality. Francesco Vedovato sets the table with an eclectic cast of foodstuff protagonists. Katherine Darnstadt delineates an axonometric of a healthy baby’s inputs and outputs.
The issue is now available at here, where you can order a printed copy from Lulu or download the free electronic version as a PDF . SOILED is published by CARTOGRAM architecture + urban design.