transience – dubai

Moved by the global economy needs, we exist as a mass of impermanent nomads with a contrived feeling of belonging. The consequent sense of transience inevitably affects the construction of relations with others and the places we live in.
These images are part of an ongoing project started in 2014 and based in Dubai, where the landscape is constantly re-shaped by a fast modernisation and where the immigrants represent 85% of the population. Without the ability to acquire citizenship or a permanent visa, the overriding majority of the population will sooner or later migrate somewhere else.
Moving across the feeling of detachment, fragility and identity, ‘Transience’ is an evocation of the sense of place of my surrounding space, being at once nobody’s and everybody’s land.