Spatial References of Home: Moving on the Periphery of Public Space

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Going beyond the notion of home as a place of dwelling, a landscape, a safe nest where you sprung from and where you are always welcome to return to, this chapter ponders on how we perceive the notion of home in public space in an urban environment in the 2020thies. It considers “home” as a concrete experience emerging on the fringe of our relationship to our surroundings. In four different experiential operations and through artistic practice the author aims to find out where and when “home” happens. A child bike seat – described as the prosthesis for the body of a child attached to a bicycle – evokes the notion-of-home-in-motion. “Home” is also experienced as the border between simulation and the real and drawn as an outline of the capacity to see obstacles and imaginative thinking forming realities. The experience of home is emerging in parallax to us moving in and through public urban space. The core of the notion of home in public space is hence considered to be fund in movement and in the momentum kickstarted by it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFigurations of Peripheries through Arts and Visual Studies
Subtitle of host publicationPeripheries in Parallax
EditorsMaiju Loukola, Mari Mäkiranta, Jonna Tolonen
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-34826-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-39064-2, 978-1-032-39065-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023
MoE publication typeA3 Book section, Chapters in research books

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies


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