The images demonstrate both the scale and anaesthetic quality of individual suburban projects and, taken collectively, gives a sense of the mind-boggling repetitiveness of this built form as well as the mega-scale of such an anaesthetic, car-focused/inhuman vision of building and planning. (…) In their respective large-scale, aerial photographic works, each artist calls attention to the spectacular ugliness and colossal nonhuman-scale geographies of these places. In their works, suburban residential divisions (…) and retail, commercial, and industrial sites (…) sprawl, receding endlessly into distant horizons.1
Non-places are located, dimensional spaces in which social meaning has been prevented from accreting or from which social meaning has been evacuated. Anthropologist Marc Augé is most famous for articulating the concept of the non-place. For Augé, the definition of non-place is predicated on an opposition between (anthropological) place and space.2
1 Park, O. (2014). The Suburban Imaginary: Ambivalence, Strangeness, and the Everyday in Contemporary Representations of the Suburb [PhD Thesis, Department of Sociology, University of Alberta]. https://era.library.ualberta.ca/items/40697516-8147-4953-988f-f7a133ecba8b, pp. 162-166.
2 Ibid., p. 170.