The Edgelands Institute's art book is a captivating journey that explores the intersection of urban social contract, digitalization of security, surveillance, and technology.
Through a collection of stunning photographs and thoughtful texts, our members document their experiences and perspectives on each project, providing a unique insight into four distinct cities' cultural, social, and political landscapes. The book's photographs capture each city's social urban contract, showcasing its architecture, people, and urban landscapes. From the vibrant street art of Medellín to the bustling markets of Cúcuta, from the vibrant neighborhoods of Nairobi to the serene streets of Geneva, each image tells a story, providing a glimpse into the lives of the people who call these cities home.
The book's texts delve deeper into the themes of urban social contract, digitalization of security, surveillance, and technology. Our members' perspectives on each project provide a nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise in the intersection of these themes in each city. Together, the photographs and texts create a powerful narrative, one that challenges our perceptions of what it means to live in an urban environment. The Edgelands Institute's art book is a testament to the power of art and photography to tell compelling stories, and to inspire us to see the world in new and exciting ways.