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Non places: Introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity

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“One day, the need for space makes itself felt… It comes to us without warning. And never goes away. The irresistible wish for space of our own. A mobile space which can take us everywhere. A space where everything is to hand and nothing is lacking… Already, space is inside you… You’ve never been so firmly on the ground as you are in (the E)space”…

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Non places: Introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity

  1. 1. Non placesMarc AugéIntroduction to an anthropology ofsupermodernitySeminar Presentation, October 3, 2012By Shushan Harutyunyan
  2. 2.  “One day, the need for space makes itself felt… It comes to us without warning. And never goes away. The irresistible wish for space of our own. A mobile space which can take us everywhere. A space where everything is to hand and nothing is lacking… Already, space is inside you… You’ve never been so firmly on the ground as you are in (the E)space”…Prologue, Marc Augé, Non-places: Introduction to an anthropology of supermodernity.
  3. 3. So what is non-place? Trevor Young Non-Place, oil on canvas,2011 http://www.trevoryoung.net/
  4. 4. What does make a place to non-place? Trevor Young, Non-Place, oil on canvas,2011 http://www.trevoryoung.net/
  5. 5. Is it possible to Displace a non-space? While activating and displacing a non-space, my kinesthetic rolling is attempting to create a monologue in extreme contrast with the normality of the verbal dialogue shared by the two women talking on the bench. By http://hoststranger.blogspot.hu/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=copwndI7FFE
  6. 6. Questioning non-spaces Common-place VS Non-spaceHotels, supermarket, airport VS Facebook, Twitter, iPod Trevor Young, Non-Place, oil on canvas,2011 http://www.trevoryoung.net/
  7. 7. We do not always dwell in the supermodern, nor, perhaps, will we ever. Rather, we *traverse* *non-place* on our way to the innumerableplaces that make up the sum of our lives; our time spent in the commuter lane on the trans-Atlantic flight is time (and space) *between*.
  8. 8. THANK YOU!

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