Where is the metropolitan equivalent of Paradise, and why can’t it ever be found? In TV, why is there always a dead end when people try to escape from evil villains? Why should sex under a bridge be considered an aesthetic experience – same as queueing?
On Marginal Space: Artefacts of the Mundane is a collection of eight photo-cum-text essays, plus one conclusive theoretical contemplation investigating the idiosyncrasies of usually neglected urban spaces: the roundabout, the dead end, the space under bridges and others more. Each essay has at its core one particular typology of marginal space, which is visually explored, and textually related to other, non-architectural walks of life, resulting in casual meditations on the seemingly insignificant nooks and crannies of the spatial network that are our cities.
Peter Benz. On Marginal Spaces: Artefacts of the Mundane. Hong Kong: laiyanProjects, 2011.