Esther Hovers: Form Follows Function (2014)

The photograph was taken in La Défense, the corporate district of Paris, in 2014.

‘I made several sketches, photographs and sound recordings over the course of a few weeks. Especially rush hour is an interesting time to visit the area. As this neighbourhood is located on the outskirts of Paris, many people have to commute to work. The architecture is constructed to make this process run smoothly, almost turning people into cattle. Their footsteps  echo through the district like an approaching army’.