With the term 'non-places', the anthropologist Marc Auge suggested a definition for a new relationship between "time-city" and "space of mobility." The non-places identified by Auge - office parks, stations, motorways, camp sites and caravan parks, airports and train stations, hotel chainsand shopping malls, structures for leisure and even telecommunications networks - constitute new paradigms for everyday scenarios whch are "architecturalised" and, at the same time, forgotten by the culture of architecture. Non-placeswhich indicate, however, this passage from an ideological existentialism to a playful existentialism, related to mobility and consumption but also to the value of leisure. The appearance of large areas set aside for consumption, spectacle and entertainment constitute the clearest example of this progressive reduction of the necessary time elapsing between desire and satisfaction.


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