In a world where we are used to places being molded according to our needs, the sense of manipulation is strongly evident in our surroundings.
Consumer society is arranged in a way that we have an insatiable craving, and these urges need to be fulfilled instantly. This results in a certain kind of artificiality in our surroundings – which I am both strongly fascinated and appalled by.
Eventually, our urges are a determining factor in how we arrange spaces that we inhabit and visit. There seems to be an increasing sense of alienation in public places that I visit. They almost seem to be non-places: There is no longer a clear purpose of the space, and they no longer exist for the sole purpose of satisfying consumers. Fragments of places around the world we are collectively familiar with are merged into constructed places that are completely decontextualized from their original meaning.