Waiting In The Urban Spotlight
The city is a network of transit spaces that are far less anonymous and monofunctional than Marc Augé proclaims in his theory of non-places. On closer examination, the transit space is a backdrop of various speeds and encounters, it is classless and moves people by it´s own rules. The space, which is primarily designed for movement, is equally a space of standstill because time budgets of its visitors are rarely synchronized with the system of the transit space. Nowhere is the interplay of coming and going, of waiting and standstill more beautifully orchestrated than in these urban spaces. Staged by the light, the great, chaotic urban drama looks like a perfectly composed symphony of human interaction. The master thesis "Waiting In The Urban Spotlight“ is a study on the cyclic movement patterns and coincidences of transit spaces.