Softness is a way to think in the 21st century. In art, economics, politics, and technology, an attitude of softness is regenerating bodily relations as a way to renegotiate the hardness of the old world. Think soft power, soft management, soft skills or soft ownership: softness embodies alternative ways for re-investigating and complicating hard notions about how emotions, bodily knowledge, openness and uncertainty define how we navigate contemporary life – Issue 3 of Auckland-based magazine Le Roy is The Soft Issue. Published by DDMMYY (Auckland) and edited by Kelvin Soh and featuring contributions by Adrian Mesko, Andrei Blidarean, Angharad Williams, Arron Santry, Bas Van Est, Bruce E. Phillips, Fraser Chatham, Charles Teyssou, Dan Munn, Fiona Connor, Genevieve Allison, George Rump, Heather Galbraith, Kalisolaite ‘Uhila, Kane Turner, Katie Melody Rogers, Kate Newby, Larry Clark, Leo Fitzpatrick, Lisa Walker, Maria Hassabi, Martyn Reynolds, Meg Porteous, Minna Pesonen, Mitch Nakano, Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Rafaël Rozendaal, Robin Murphy, Sally Spitz, Sam Jacobs, Sam Te Kani, Son La Pham, Sorawit Songsataya, Stella Corkery, Victoria Wynne-Jones, Yves Klein.
256 pages, 17 x 24 cm, softcover, DDMMYY (Auckland).