Bregtje van der Haak, Jacqueline Hassink, Richard Vijgen, 2015–2019
White Spots is a collaborative multimedia project that explores the global divide between the connected and unconnected worlds. While sparsely populated areas experience low connectivity for obvious economic reasons, the journey brings surprising stories of an often deliberate lack of connectivity even inside the world’s most intensely networked digital hubs. Working in various media (app, book, exhibition, documentary film) this project leads us beyond the frontiers of the networked world to explore unwired landscapes, communities, and lifestyles, questioning the need to be always connected in one seamless, planetary Tech-topia.
On the occasion of the XXII Triennale di Milano, Bregtje van der Haak, together with Rob Schröder, worked on a collage of stories from 32 places off the grid.