The Absurdity of the Mundane

In his research into the way people spend their time crossing the city, Adrian Madlener asked people to leave their bicycles or cars at home for their daily commute and instead, walk into work or school. He then engaged them in a conversation about their everyday journey. On a personal level participants made some surprising rediscoveries of their own daily routes. On an analytical level, Medlener interpreted and synthesised the wide variety of interviews into a dramatized text which acts as a multi-layered, intuitive guide to the city. An interactive website allows other users to contribute and add their stories.

Adrian Madlener

2013

The Absurdity of the Mundane

Photo by Lisa Klappe