Bronze 2018 / Book / Documnetry
Waiting In The Urban Spotlight
The city is a network of transit spaces that are far less anonymous and monofunctional than proclaimed in Augé's theory of nonplaces. On closer examination, the transit space is a classless space and a backdrop of various speeds and encounters. Although it's primarily designed for movement, it is also a place of standstill. Staged by the light, the chaotic urban drama looks like a perfectly composed symphony of human interaction - nowhere the interplay of coming and going is more beautifully orchestrated. This series is a study on the cyclic movement patterns and coincidences of transit space.
Monnier Ostermair was born in 1990 in Germany and grew up near Munich and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She first graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Stuttgart. During her studies she began to capture her fascination for lines and light on camera. After working in different architecture offices she worked as assistant at Roland Halbe architecture photography. Monnier completed her Master of Arts in Advanced Design at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and is currently living and working in Munich.