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Cartoonish Worlds 2


UIC SOA - 2012                                  

Prof. Jimenez Lai

Cartoonish Worlds is a series of projects interested in stories, representation, activities and patterns, and adjacencies of textures. Lead by Jimenez Lai, the fourth year option studio was interested in the graphic technique of the cartoon and cartoonish architecture, both as an aversion to the typical plan and architectural conventions, in interest of the pure pleasure of form. Cartoonish Worlds seeks fictions which arrive in privacy and an alternative dream world.

Cartoonish Worlds 2 explores the part to whole relationship by posing competing figures--the cartoonishly fluid lines of the interior objects vs. the sharp, figural lines of the exterior. The project also explores the adjacencies of textures as a means for defining boundaries and overlapping narratives.