How do non-places affect our identities?
Non–Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity (1995) introduces readers to a curious notion of spatiality, wherein Marc Augé describes non-places – spaces where interactions, existences and experiences are regarded as temporary and unreal. This article aims to interrogate the subtleties and loci of such non-places to better understand how they affect or alter the identities of people submerged within them. In considering the notion of non-place, this article establishes boundaries between simulated spaces and non-places, and further discusses the possibilities within such places offered by psychogeographic mapping and geosemiotics.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of the Arts London
Publication date: September 1, 2018
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