'Science of the Secondary: Cup’ is the second edition in the series of the ongoing independent research programme conceived and developed by Singapore's Atelier HOKO.
Conceived by Atelier HOKO, this booklet is an inquisitive approach towards uncovering implicit conditions that exist in our experience of the everyday. The term “secondary” refers to material and immaterial conditions and sensations that humans are not conscious of in their interaction with things and the immediate surroundings. In so doing, the independent research lab hopes to draw upon a renewed sensibility towards living. This installment analyzes the act of drinking from a cup in exceeding detail, through photos, diagrams and texts. Atelier HOKO developed this program in response to questions on how design today can move beyond its perceived perimeters.
"...but what does it mean to drink? Do we drink with our skin when the hands are hugging the cup? Are we drinking with our body posture while sipping earl grey in a tearoom? Are the ears drinking as we take each sip of coffee? Can we consider the act of licking one’s lips drinking? Does the nose know that it is drinking as it hovers above the caramelized milk froth sitting atop a very large cup of coffee...?"
Softcover, 52 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, English, 2019, Singapore.