SCIENCE OF THE SECONDARY #11 BANANA
“With its near-phallic shape stirring in most fully-grown adults sexual imageries condemned by many religious and proper people, the banana remains a highly popular fruit enjoyed by millions around the world. Large scale farming has made the tropical fruit accessible almost all year round and in most countries, so much so that it is rare to come across anyone who is completely unaware of this iconic fruit. Popularity aside, it is perhaps important to note that one of the most significant aspects of this yellow fruit is its role in the beginning and end of most human life; its soft, easily mashable texture makes eating easy for both teething babies and the toothless elderly…”
‘Science of the Secondary: Banana’ is the eleventh edition in the series of ongoing research conceived and developed by Atelier HOKO.
175 x 250 mm
Photography & Illustrations in Full Colour
First Published in August 2020
Published by Atelier HOKO
First Edition 1000 copies
Banana / Atelier HOKO
Atelier HOKO (2009) is an independent research lab focusing on investigations towards material and immaterial conditions that make up our experience of the everyday. The programme is developed in response to questions on how the role and practice of design today can move beyond its perceived perimeters. The atelier hopes to cultivate an open-ness and ability to un-know, bringing about a heightened curiosity towards all phenomena which can lead to potential applications within the creative field. Part of design studio, HOKO founded in 2002 by Alvin Ho and Clara Koh.