THE COST OF BEING HOMELESS IN THE AGE OF SMART CITIES is an illustration book by Emre Altindag, one of Edgelands Fellowship participants. His work delves into the journey of homelessness within the context of smart cities, exploring the haunting sensation of perpetual surveillance and the profound impact it has on individuals living on the streets. Through the medium of ink and paper, the artist creates striking visuals and evocating storytelling to frame a unique perspective on the complex interplay between technology, urban environments, and human vulnerability. With each stroke of the pen, the characters come to life, their stories unfolding on the pages in a way that invites empathy, reflection, and dialogue. The book captures the profound impact of surveillance and explores the delicate balance between anonymity and visibility within urban landscapes.
Read more about Emre Altindag's creative process in this blog post.
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