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"Discovering Non-Place" is a redesign of philosopher Marc Auge's theory on non-place and supermodernity. It is an experiment in design methodolog… Read More
"Discovering Non-Place" is a redesign of philosopher Marc Auge's theory on non-place and supermodernity. It is an experiment in design methodology in relation to the theory of "non-place". Read Less
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We are ever increasingly in transit through non-places, according to the French philospher, Marc Augé. He wrote a book entitled, Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity, where he describes instances of non-place as forms of transience, such as airports, hotels, supermarkets, and places with no historical reference. He goes on to describe these places as, Corners that lurk on the edge of activity. Passageways where activity occurs but the relationship between use and space remains unnamed. Places where names are incidental, meaningless because the need for communication or "the passage of time spent" is already deemed to be transient, insignificant, minimal, empty. Street corners, bus stops, shopping malls, motorways, airport lounges, these are all forms of solitude and are linked to the ever-expanding conglomerate of society.

Based on Marc Augés philosophy, I have created a series of posters that illuminate the humane, personal, and importance in the existence of the spaces that surround us daily, such as neighborhoods, nature, and even the abandoned past. Whether it is a historical event that took place in the space that has been long gone or if it is just a faded custom of hospitality, such as sharing a clothesline, I experimented and sought out these little corners that lurk. Each image was taken and manipulated in order to showcase installations that I set up in certain spaces. This project later developed into the premise for my thesis project, where I designed Augés theory of non-place according to my interpretations and belief that no place is a non-place and that every place has meaning to someone at some particular corner in time.  I expanded the poster series and turned it into a fulllength book.  The text is taken from his book and redesigned with my photographic journey into non-place.