I’ll say it again, and again… and again! You can never have enough 2d cutout people for your renders. A steady supply is needed to avoid repetition, but also in order to avoid misplacement – and that fact is at the core of NONSCANDINAVIA. It’s is a free, open-source, online database of hi-res PNG images, dedicated to increasing diversity in architectural representation. The project is framed as a counterpart to Skalgubbar, the free Swedish cutout site causing a ubiquitous creep of Swedish hipsters in architectural renderings outside of Sweden.
A student group at Columbia University in New York City grew tired of seeing student work sited in the South Bronx populated by wealthy young people entirely un-reflective of the area’s true demographics. The goal of NONSCANDINAVIA is to remove the structural obstacles to representational diversity, and to leverage the site to generate broader conversations about the significance of diversity in architecture and representation. This is a completely not-for-profit, student-run project that is already widely in use within GSAPP.
It looks good, simple, free and unique – Visit NONSCANDINAVIA now!