“Would you realise what Revolution is, call it Progress; and would you realise what Progress is, call it To-morrow. To-morrow performs its work irresistibly, and it performs it from to-day. It always reaches its aim through unexpected means.”
Victor Hugo, from Les Misérables
We are living through one of the most profound historical changes, a mutation which will probably radically alter the way of life which was created during the past 50 years. Throughout the past century we have become used to evolutions occurring at ever-narrowing intervals; the one which is now unfolding, straddling the end of one millennium and the beginning of another, appears not only immensely faster, but also more widespread and happening in several places simultaneously. One aspect, though, is no different from the past: this story, as has been the case before, will be readable in the marks etched upon the landscape by humans. What will change is sites and spaces; geometries and dimensions will evolve. Less and less often are we able to spot the signs of a past which, although recent, had to make space for post-industrial change. The shift from production to services characterised the last 50 years of the previous century. The concept of mass consumption which progress imposed upon us will be radically altered by new technologies. This pandemic will probably accelerate evolution and the idea of work and of the spaces dedicated to it. This project seeks to tell the story of THE IN-BETWEEN TIME, the time suspended between the shaping of the future and a past which still marks our lives.