Graphic & Media Design



Images captured on film over 3 months of research in London, Lisbon and Paris                                                            

Jun 2015
In the fast paced world we live the explosion of new media technologies has changed the way the people nowadays perform their identities and coexist in places of great flux. The bigger and more populated a city is the more disconnected crowds seem to be amoungst themselves. It feels relevant to reflect on these upgraded definitions of time and space to better calculate the impact on our new globalised individual identities. Our high-tech cosmopolitan behaviors reveals a certain incapability of fully live and make use of the present tense. This feeling is aresult of populations more certain about where to go and perhaps not so sure of who they are.

London: the capital and its more than 8.6 million commuters and its excellent transport infrastructures was a great place to start this investigation around the consequences of living in societies where stillness lost its meaning. Coordinates became obsolete as we nowadays able to share the same room with someone and entirely focus our attention to parellel pixelated unoverses. This detachment from our human quality in return of immediate entertainment manifests best while individuals head to their itenearies and touching the screen an ultimate act of communication.

The invitable loss of the materiality, the increase in information production, adn the rise of capitalism and consumerism made acessible to everyone to manipulate their own perceptions of time and space. This subtly redefined reality boundaries traced according to our own choices making our position as spectator were the essence of our own spectacle. Humans lack finding greater pleasures by discovering places relying on their natural offline forms of orientation. Overall going nowhere can be as much exciting as going somewhere specially because sometimes it is only by stopping movement that one can see where to go. 

Life on Tour: How Non-Spaces alter our identity. 

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Constructed on a chosen topic raised at Greta Bauer’s lecture on Trobled Places and investigates notions of space, identity and simulated spaces in places of transit.The work developed was based on materials previously explored by authors such as Marc Augé, Pico Iver, Marina Abramóvic and some other practioneers who built on the topic.

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To document a series of lecture as part of Contextual and Theoretical Studies I’ve undertaken which focused on 21st century ideas around in Visual Communication and explores the common themes and cross-fertilisations that occur between theory and culture.

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