Psychogeography of space

We live in times when the function of a certain place is defined by our activity or even the time we use it, not that much by its initial purpose. The idea that every building, room, space can be converted to another suggests a new attitude toward our experience of home and categories like privacy, security, and comfort. Post offices and warehouses have turned into academy buildings, workshops, offices, even the intercity train becomes a co-working area – people adapt spaces to their fast-changing needs. What is the specific effect that the process has on the emotions and behavior of individuals? Exploring those places is a playful experience but also comes with a lot of insecurity, fear, and shifting in our inner balance. “Psychogeography of space” investigates invisible dynamics in the relationship between people, space, and environment, with a focus on the deeper psychological effect they might have when the place is migrating from one function to another.

The title is inspired by the Situacionist International movement (the term is defined in 1955 by Guy Debord) . The project was exibited in Utreht in January 2018 as part of the exhibition “My space my place”. Curator: Marcel Feil, FOAM Photography Museum