The New Skin

Explorative Drawing, 2021

Post-Anthropocene Speculative Drawing

How would our world survive and managing change if humanity is no longer the center of the evolution?

This visionary drawing is rather an utopian illustration of post-human metamorphosis scene. Technically, an axonometric section of microscopic-scale tissues and cells from far, but a closer view reveals a new layer of urbanscape incorporating physical, biological, and digital systems. It portrays an amalgamation of series of diverse landscapes, explores the multiplicity readings of current human world in an evolved form.

Upon the discourse of coexistence between nature and humanity, it is portraying a future where mankind and our creations are ever evolved into part of the nature system. Imagining the world itself as an organism, a new network is growing on top of the previous built environment just like the renewal of damaged skin, or a mechanism of regeneration. It is a process of metamorphosis- from an artificial formation since human civilization into an amalgamation of physical, biological and digital worldviews.

The drawing details explores the relationships between layers and components that integrated to complement each other- envisioning a symbiotic living dimension. An even closer look exposes diverse mixture of urban lives and post-human developments- poses dispute of possibilities to uphold humanitarian qualities in parallel to the growth of nature and technology, by realizing symbiosis?

One thought on “The New Skin

  1. Hi Yiyang. Just want to say so far your website is one of the most extraordinary I have ever seen. Especially this concept design, the New Skin, which I love the most! It amazes me how you integrate nature, technologies & human civilization to such a brilliant symbiotic system design. Bravo!

    Ps. I am a plant science researcher who works on projects at the intersections of agriculture, artificial intelligence and architectural designs. Thats why your vision resonates lots with mine :).

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