With Hartmut Rosa’s diagnosis of a society characterized by alienation and accele-ration as our vantage point, this project seeks to explore the potentials of change within the concept of liminality. With a focus on public spaces, everyday-liminality is presented as a tool of promoting awareness and a challenge to everyday life in a society defined by competition and individualization. We try to reveal on which terms a devotion to everyday-liminality can emerge and which potentials it holds. Further we investigate which constraints hinders the devotion to this liminality in public spaces.
In everyday urban life, we are exposed to an excessive amount of stimulation. This causes a suffering of blasé, a numbness of the senses which generates an indiffe-rence and alienation from all the world’s phenomenon's. This condition is ex-amined as a threat and a direct opponent to the possibilities for the individual to devote itself to the potentials of everyday-liminality.
Our society as subject to a strict time-regime, is explored as a structure that is itself defined by a form of liminality. This is presented as a cultural desert, a culture of constant movement which reproduces itself. When movement and accumulation become constants and the very things of which the structure is build, the ubiquitous demand of motion creates a life deprived of the opportunity to stand still. Never standing still equals being in constant change. Thus the very potential within liminality becomes its own constraint.
Lastly it is concluded that the instrumentalization of time in some degree is neces-sary. Therefore time can also be construed as a useful limitation of our never end-ing movement. A different perspective on time is needed to challenge our superfi-cial engagement with the world.
|Uddannelser||Geografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jun. 2016|
|Vejledere||Thomas Skou Grindsted|
- Hartmut Rosa
- Georg Simmel
- Victor Turner
- Paul Stenner