Sparevision

contribution to: Achitecture Week 2004
weblink: www.sparevision.net


Technical surveillance has become a widely accepted component to public life. Surveillance appears to become a “universal solution” to all kinds of problems. Yet there are still areas exempt from technical surveillance. This is partly due to common agreements on individual privacy, irrelevance of the subject, alternative means of monitoring, but mainly because of legal regulations.

This project identifies a range of spaces currently not under large scale surveillance and develops five speculative scenarios, in which surveillance could become a vehicle for change of our social interactions within increasingly distorted conditions. These rather problematic scenarios are meant to initiate a critical debate on such changes and their potential impacts on everyday live.