Non-Space Cycles

This work explores the intersection of public and private life by documenting architectural “non-places” of transience and impermanent habitation. A term coined by the anthropologist Marc Augé, a “non-place” consists of built spaces that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as a proper place—such as hotel rooms, airport terminals, and transportation infrastructure. In a time of increasingly homogenized global culture and the rise of the so-called digital nomad, non-places play a role in shaping and hosting fleeting and ephemeral social connections. Travel as a form of personal enrichment, ironically involves spending an increasing amount of time within the seeming emptiness and loneliness of non-places. Non-space seems to follow us from city to city, country to country. My photographs seek to document both these types of architectural space as well as the human presence and interactions that are present as we pass through their walls, forms, and enclosures.