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PEOPLE|NON|SPACES: Humanity in Homogeneous Zones (Physical Book)

$45.00 USD

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Consider the possibility of a site that is non-historical, non-specific, and non-relational; can this site exist? Theorist Marc Augé proposed his non-place as a resolution to this. A place where those inside are unaware and anonymous to one another; interstitial spaces where the objective is merely to pass through with haste. What about those who work in these sites? What about the disabled? What about the person who cant possibly move through life without awareness? The artist proposes an alternative to Augé’s. This site- this moment- the Non-Space as a paradox, a psychological manifestation that occurs within generic architectural sites that enacts an entirely oppositional response to anonymity-- Human-ness. The seemingly un-interesting space of transience and non-thought is a space that must evoke the human body, identity, and subjectivity because these homogeneous places allow for borderless engagement. They are often institutional, choice-less places; the social keys to participating in the world. As we evolve as a society, these overlooked spaces stand out more. Now more than ever, sites like airports, waiting rooms, highways, and fast-food restaurants connote meaning and association. The possibility that even the smallest detail or gesture could condition the globalized whole. I ask myself; can the politics of a waiting room lead us to a utopic end, or the depicted dystopia of science fiction?

*A word about pricing: $45 can seem like a lot for a book.  Unfortunately, given the way self-publishing costs work out (while I'm waiting to be picked up by one of the big publishing houses;) ) I'm left with little to no margins to make an income. In the interest of transparency here is a breakdown. Each book costs $37.79 to print. That means that I make $7.21 after printing. I would cover shipping but that would leave me with a net loss per book. As much as I wish the pricing was more accessible, these are the constraints I am working with right now. 

**For those who would like to read but cannot afford it, there is a digital copy of the book for sale in the 'Bookstore" section of this site for a fraction of the cost. If this is still too much- reach out, let's work together.

***If you have any advice or resources that could reduce the cost of printing and distribution- I'd love to hear from you.

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Schaeffer Fine Arts Library, The University of Sydney, Australia

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Know/How: Books and Print, St. Louis, MO

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