Book B presents: Publisher Talk by Science of the Secondary
In an age where information is preferably bitesize and viral, Science of the Secondary is a curious outlier. Describing itself as a “independent research platform that seeks to uncover implicit conditions that exist in our experience of the everyday”, each issue dissects one ordinary, everyday object: apple, cup, clock, window, door, pipe, egg, socks, plate – and now, in its 10th publication, toilet paper.
The book reads like a design manual and a picture book – it is simultaneously a rigorous examination and an imaginative exploration, asking questions where we’ve long learnt to take for granted. Indeed, their practice in honing in on minute details to discern how we engage with people and things is a breakthrough; their ability to simultaneously enlighten and enliven our sensibility towards living an art form.
To launch their latest edition ‘Science of the Secondary: Toilet Paper’, Book B is honoured to invite Alvin and Clara of Atelier HOKO, the independent research lab behind Science of the Secondary, to Hong Kong for the first time. The Singaporean duo will share about the processes and inquiries behind their intriguing work.
Date & Time
Saturday 25.5.2019 | 17:30 – 19:00
Book B, The Mills
$100 (includes one drink)
Also presented by Book B:
Café CUP by Science of the Secondary
A drinking laboratory
More details: https://www.popticket.hk/cafe-cup
What is Your Way? by Science of the Secondary
How do you form your toilet paper pad?
More details: https://www.popticket.hk/what-is-your-way
About Science of the Secondary
Science of the Secondary is an inquisitive approach towards uncovering implicit conditions that exist in our experience of the everyday. When speaking of the term ‘secondary’, publishers Atelier HOKO are referring to conditions and sensations that human beings are not conscious of in their day-to-day interaction with things and the immediate surroundings. Accumulating this rich and boundless field of knowledge, the research hopes to draw upon a renewed sensibility towards living, with much excitement and freshness.
About Atelier HOKO
Atelier HOKO (2002) is an independent research lab that focuses on the study of the growing disengagement between people, things and space. The atelier hopes to cultivate in people, an open-ness and ability to un-know, bringing about a heightened curiosity towards all phenomena by taking a fresh look at reality.
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