Marc Augé, a french anthropologist, introduced the phrase “non-place” to refer to anthropological spaces of transience that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as “places”. Places between places, with familiar environments away from home. Examples of a non-place would be a motorway, a hotel room, an airport, a supermarket.
A non-space can be a building that ignores the human aspect of buildings and focus merely on form, not concerned with how buildings shape human experience, or how those buildings make people feel.
I coin this definition to the houses in ruins, forgotten or left behind.
A non-space is still a space.
Once inhabited by people, now abandoned and forgotten, occupies its ‘empty place’ in the the landscape, disfiguring it out of men’s selfish reasons and lack of respect, both for their brothers and Nature.
Something is still there, timeless, silent.
The space of a non-space.
We disrespect our Home, forgetting we are only temporary visitors.