Taisiia Reshetnik

Taisiia Reshetnik (RU) graduated from the Bachelor Graphic Design department at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) in 2018.

Winner Bachelor Graphic Design department Award 2018

Graduation project 2018

The Undesirables

Privatisation and securitisation of public spaces change their political meaning and turn them into ‘non-places’, where the entrance is not by right, but by permission. On one hand current solution–supervision and enforcement– is aiming to make the urban environment safe, but on the other, it’s turning it into a space of increasing discrimination, where every individual is treated as a potential criminal.

Based on the research of one particular non-place, this project tells a story of constant resistance between ‘The Station’ and ‘The Undesirables’, which starts in 19th century and continues till this day, when new security measures like wi-fi trackers, security cameras and turnstiles are being used to find the Undesirables among us.

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