Discipline the City Chapbook: Issue 05 – Thermotropics


1. the turning or bending of a plant or other organism
in response to a directional source of heat.”

Thermotropics continues the Chapbook series’s unpacking of ideas of discipline and space through the lens of adaptive behaviours that bodies living in the tropics develop. The book features text and images by Atelier HOKO, and explores the mundane, almost unthinking, actions which suggest an array of complex yet subtle intentions to regulate one’s temperature while maintaining public decorum.

The book features photos and illustrations by Atelier HOKO.

Launched in conjunction with the Substation’s Discipline the City activities is a series of chapbooks that provide diverse responses to the theme. Edited by Adeline Chia, Associate Editor of Art Review Asia, formats range from essays to photography and illustrations. Content includes topics as specialised as the architectural and urban planning aspects of spatial organisation, to the cultural and social aspects of discipline, such as how bodies and sexualities are policed.

Issues were released monthly from May – September 2017.

4 in stock

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COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2017
DETAILS Softcover, 34pp

14.6 cm x 12.8 cm

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