The dissolution of urban programs and typologies in supporting placeless activities
Tallinn - A Future Urban Ground of Placeless Population
As part of the thesis, I developed a speculative urban design proposal to communicate the future urban impacts of a placeless population in Tallinn based on the city's emerging digital nomad communities and their socio-economic prospects under Estonia's digital nation movements supported by E-Estonia infrastructures. E-Estonia program encourages international tech workers, including digital nomads, to contribute their innovations and workforce into local tech industries through visa benefits with access to a variety of public services. These visions also informs a potential population of placeless people to be added to Tallinn’s future identity. Their flexible forms of residency and work-live-habits under digital connectivity will challenge the existing paradigms of urban life and social structures.
The demonstrative design takes urbanist approaches to accommodate an alternative work-live habits informed by digital nomads while providing social and economic infrastructures to localize the placeless population in public life and social production.