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Santiago Albarracin

Emergente

Barrientos 1522 7C, Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Architect by the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, he is partner of EMERGENTE. Santiago has been a lecturer in the Critic Analysis of Modern and Postmodern Architecture unit, in the University of Buenos Aires, (FADU-UBA). His research topics are under the history and critic realm, focused on how the city and its users have been evolving until these days where the digital and data have taken control. Many of his investigations have been published.

The Non-habitant


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

The Non-habitant


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
The non-habitant aims to be a critical essay, of the current scenario that portrays a typical user in a metropolis of the XXI century. Therefore, it consists of a review of its background and how we get into that situation, its culture, and the devices that stimulate and promote it.
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  • New areas of operation

This project hopes to define the main features of the non-habitant, this new user of the metropolis, the result of a mix between a social media addict, massive tourism, a digital flaneur, a sharing economy proactive entrepreneur, among other main characteristics.
Marc Augé coined the concept of non-places, thereby generating a rethinking on the spaces and the way we inhabit them. Furthermore, with the opening of new hyperconnected markets, the flow is much bigger, it is not just people, if not data, transactions of physical money and virtual money (cryptocurrencies), thousands of people seated in cafes working for several cities around the globe, at the same time. Suddenly, that lonely person, abstracted with his headphones, become ubiquitous.
For the non-habitant the life goes through the smartphone, it is the one that knows you better, it is becoming that friend that hears you every time and answers all your uncertainties, and gives you the best advices, god bless the AI.


The Non-habitant


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant

The Non-habitant


FINAL_FINAL | First dpr-barcelona Writing Grant
The non-habitant aims to be a critical essay, of the current scenario that portrays a typical user in a metropolis of the XXI century. Therefore, it consists of a review of its background and how we get into that situation, its culture, and the devices that stimulate and promote it.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

This project hopes to define the main features of the non-habitant, this new user of the metropolis, the result of a mix between a social media addict, massive tourism, a digital flaneur, a sharing economy proactive entrepreneur, among other main characteristics.
Marc Augé coined the concept of non-places, thereby generating a rethinking on the spaces and the way we inhabit them. Furthermore, with the opening of new hyperconnected markets, the flow is much bigger, it is not just people, if not data, transactions of physical money and virtual money (cryptocurrencies), thousands of people seated in cafes working for several cities around the globe, at the same time. Suddenly, that lonely person, abstracted with his headphones, become ubiquitous.
For the non-habitant the life goes through the smartphone, it is the one that knows you better, it is becoming that friend that hears you every time and answers all your uncertainties, and gives you the best advices, god bless the AI.



Idea by

Santiago Albarracin
Emergente
Barrientos 1522 7C
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires
Argentina
Architect by the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, he is partner of EMERGENTE. Santiago has been a lecturer in the Critic Analysis of Modern and Postmodern Architecture unit, in the University of Buenos Aires, (FADU-UBA). His research topics are under the history and critic realm, focused on how the city and its users have been evolving until these days where the digital and data have taken control. Many of his investigations have been published.