More and more of our lives is now spent in supermarkets, airports and hotels, in front of computers or at cash machines.
This colonisation of our world by "non-places", Marc Augé argues, changes us in subtle ways. How do we perceive non-places, and how does that perception change ourselves and those places? Augé is director of studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Sciences Sociales in Paris and author of Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity. Tonight he is in conversation with Stephen Bayley, founder of The Design Museum and architecture and design correspondent at The Observer.
Official Website: http://www.ica.org.uk/Nonplaces+19178.twl
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