RDP Index

Shuning Jiang

The term Non-place was coined by the French anthropologist Marc Augé. Non-place is defined as anthropological spaces of transience where human beings remain anonymous. These spaces do not hold enough significance to be regarded as "places".

My research questions the generalized definitions of the "place" and "non-place". People have different experiences and complex relationships with non-places. Non-places can be considered as significant places for some more than others and should be based on one's relationship with that space. Is it possible for a "non-place" to become "place" based on the influence of personal experiences?