nobody’s and everybody’s land


Moved by the global economy needs, we exist as a mass of dislocated humans with a contrived feeling of belonging. The following sense of transience inevitably affects the construction of relations with others and the space we live in.

These images are part of a project based in Dubai, historically an imperial backwater, today home of a radical modernisation which constantly re-shapes the landscape. The immigrants represent 88% of the total population: without the ability to acquire citizenship or a permanent visa, this overriding majority will have to migrate sooner or later, willing or not.

An inescapably status of precariousness, somehow visible, that impacts the everydayness in a long term prospective, from the urban masterplan to the social engagement and following responsibilities.

Moving across the feeling of detachment, this is an evocation of the sense of place of my surrounding space, being at once nobody’s and everybody’s land.