Presently, there are around four billion people that live in urban areas globally. This is only set to rise, with 68% of the population projected to live in towns and cities by 2050. Wittchen explores the role of the streets in contemporary life – a modern universe in motion. Awake! considers the female presence in the metropolis, as well as issues of disempowerment, marginalisation and sexualisation amongst a canvas of concrete.