Going Fluid: The Cosmetic Protocols of Gangnam

Experimental Project

Going Fluid demonstrates how plastic surgery procedures affect and shape urbanism. When you choose your new nose you’re funding, commenting on, Like-ing, Favorite-ing, editing, and subscribing to—effectively producing—an urban district. Your new nose demands a protocol at both a technological and urban scale: tubing, smoothies, neck pillows, automated beds, cushioned vans, hotel rooms, convenience stores, beauty salons, and shopping centres. If all these factors are equally and simultaneously feeding the urbanism of plastic surgery, we might well ask: Who or what designs the enhanced human?

Members: Miles Gertler & Carol Kaifosh

Mentors: Mark Wigley, Beatriz Colomina & Andres Jaque

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