Grey Spaces: Transitory Spaces in Liquid Modernity

Muş Özmen N.

Kare Dergi, no.9, pp.75-91, 2020 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : Kare Dergi
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-91


In the global age of today, while our lives are constantly dragged from one place to another, we consume places temporarily. It is also difficult to establish a connection with these places during short-term relationships. Many thinkers have pondered to describe these places where there is no attachment and where the sense of belonging is lacking. Within the scope of this article, the studies of Foucault – Des Espace Autres (Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias), Relph – Place and Placelessness, Augé – Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity and Koolhaas – Junkspace are discussed, which take the most place in the literature. First, these studies were examined in detail, and then all terms were compared with each other. In order to speak of the terms from a general view, a common term has been developed within the scope of this article and all these spaces have been defined as Grey Spaces.