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Emilie Alstrup

MA work

Skin Hunger: a textural escape

Skin Hunger is a term expressing the need for physical touch. Screen-based digital technologies de-materialize many previously tangible primal human experiences, neutralising our sensory intelligences. This project offers a sensual environment for the current workplace, suggesting ways of invigorating an otherwise impoverished tactile setting. The project focuses on touch and how tactility can be a tool for stimulation in the urban work space. The textural language aims to offer a fluid distraction and an escape into a relaxation state which empowers creative thoughts.

The intention is to redesign the work climate by offering an over exaggerated physical experience of the office, to suggest new ways of fusing technological absorbed realities with touchable stimulation.


  • Emilie Alstrup
  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2018

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Central St. Martins, 2014
  • Experience

  • Picture researcher, The Times, London, 2015–2018; Intern, The Alternative Limb Project, London, 2015–2017; Prop maker, Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • 'Liquid Flesh', Roskilde Festival, 2016; 'Curves of the World', CHART art fair, 2014