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Science of the Secondary: Socks

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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’, we 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.

“Among the many clothing types in our wardrobe, none leads a more unappreciated existence than the sock. Wavering between undergarment and outerwear, the staggering amount of pressure and force applied to the sock each time we take a step forward attests to its silent resilience. It is thus, not without irony, that the common definition of quality socks lies precisely in how little we take notice of its presence; a good pair of socks becomes one that is absent when worn on the feet…”

Science of the Secondary: Socks is the eighth edition in the series of ongoing research conceived and developed by Atelier HOKO.


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. Founded by Alvin Ho and Clara Koh.

 

BY Atelier HOKO
YEAR First Published in December 2016
DETAILS Saddle Stitched, 52pp
17.5 cm x 25 cm
LANGUAGE English

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