There’s no place like home, or so you thought: A Vignette
Chloe Jackson
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Hey Chloe, I think it would be really interesting to explore how the material aspects of a living space contribute to an individual’s imagination of a “home.” Like you said, the Friday apostolics don’t rely on materiality to build a sense of space, but we certainly do, and I would imagine the business owners you’re looking to study do as well. From the physicality of the building to the consumer goods that fill it, material items are closely linked to a sense of home. If you took everything out of someone’s childhood house, would they still have any feeling of home? If you evict a small business owner from her storefront, how does that affect her imagination of workplace as home? There are definitely questions you could explore about materiality and construction of belonging to a home.

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