Creating and Experiencing the Everyday Through Daily-life

Ossi Naukkarinen, Raine Vasquez

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    Abstract

    Despite its ubiquitous presence, the concept of the everyday has
    been notoriously difficult to define. While our everyday is, of course,
    that which is always closest to us, it is in another sense that which
    is furthest away, as that which is constantly overlooked, dominated
    by routine, habit, and those ordinary experiences that settle into the
    background of our daily lives. This is only complicated by the fact
    that the everyday is also a relational term: what is everyday for me
    may not constitute an everyday experience for another, furthermore
    that which is unique or unusual to me now may, with prolonged experience,
    come to define the new horizons of an everyday life. We can
    see even by this cursory explication that the notion of the everyday
    invites a dichotomy between the familiar and the strange, the usual
    and the unusual, and the ordinary and the extra-ordinary. And it is
    precisely this binary approach, which has lurked beneath discussions
    of the everyday, including the on-going debates about the scope of the
    everyday within the field of everyday aesthetics, that this article aims
    to challenge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExperiencing the Everyday
    EditorsCarsten Friberg, Raine Vasquez
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen
    Pages166-189
    Number of pages24
    Publication statusPublished - May 2017
    MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

    Keywords

    • Aesthetics
    • everyday
    • daily
    • experience

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