Name, first nameHana TavcarYear of birth1994UniversityHSLUField of Interest / research fieldIllustration / Visual NarrationTitle of projectIN- betweenAbstractThe following thesis will result in an interactive illustrated publication that explores the frameworks of the idea of a non-place in association with the established terms space and place.
Space
A continuous area or expanse which is free, available, or unoccupied.
The dimensions of height, depth, and width within which all things exist and move.
Place
A particular position, point, or area in space; a location.
Meanwhile the public space is possible to conceptualize as very particular, set around specific boundaries, social, economic, physical or ideological it can also be understood as an anonymous abstract borderless area. The question remains if the same could be said for the notion of 'place’.
I recognized in the French sociologists Marc Augé’s definition of non-places the same absence as in the (second) notion of the term space that differentiates a space from a place.
The dictionary definition links a ‘place’ to very particular constellations of objects, impressions, perspectives etc. meanwhile it denies the term space of any relations with a meaningful coordinate.
In my creative research I intend to look for the missing x of non-places in the equation of space to place. I will make illustrations that will somehow to speak of the role of the non-places in society, why they are important, who uses them and why etc. I will borrow motives from society, culture and everyday life.
TutorsPaolo Friz