Non-places, the age of haste and the art of commuting

Date: 29 February 2024
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
Future event

Thursday, 29 February 2024 (6pm GMT)

This presentation by Eva Nicholson discusses the navigational experience of users within commuting infrastructures in London and challenges how we define and interact with them. It also addresses a bigger picture concept on how we, as a society, prioritise our space and time spent in seemingly ordinary and everyday environments.

Whatever we may consider commuting spaces to be defined by – a transitional space, a functional space, a non-space – it can be all these things as an act of service to those who use it. Commuting is an interaction with a space deemed to exist by its appropriate servitude to commuter types. Its purpose, function, and realisation as a space, is to serve. Commuters are often regarded as one of the most prominent categories of city characters in London. They are easily observed, doing nothing outside of their usual parameters, navigating themselves towards a bound future.

About our speaker

Eva Nicholson is a graphic designer based in London working for a publication company. She has an MA in Interior and Spatial Design from UAL. Her work revolves around commuting infrastructures, navigational graphics, and publication design as well as cinema, design theory and process art, which she explored during her years studying a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Psychology.

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Man with visual impairment navigating his way through a busy railway station using mobile phone app assistive technology