Follicle is a collective being with multiple personalities gathered from across Manhattan—an aggregation of deformed screen doors clad in human hair that are examined through Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA), revealing different levels of toxic, nutritional, and mineral content in the human body. The results are rendered visible in the space through color‐coded strings suspended from the interior, which can be read by visitors as an inverted toxi‐cartographic map of the city. Tags hanging at the end of each string carry information about the mineral in question, as well as a QR code that directs users to an interactive website where they can restructure the information based on different parameters. By manifesting itself through hair and revealing its mineral content, Follicle expresses architecture and urban ecology as much as it empowers citizens through information.


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