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Title: HOMELESS FROM CIRCUMSTANTIAL TO PREFERENTIAL
Authors: TAN YI QING
Keywords: Architecture
Ruzica Bozovic-Stamenovic
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2009
Citation: TAN YI QING (2009-10-24T03:40:46Z). HOMELESS FROM CIRCUMSTANTIAL TO PREFERENTIAL. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Home is commonly perceived as an entity often known as a “house”, but there exists fundamental difference between the two. A house bears the connotations of a tangible structure, whereas home should comprise of both tangible & intangible aspects. However today, as civilization evolves with the changing times; the customary definition of home is being challenged. In the prevailing culture of mass consumption, anything can be commodified into marketable items; Home is no exception. The objectification of Home has resulted in the estrangement of domesticity from architecture & place, resulting in a kind of Homelessness that is plaguing the technologically advanced societies of today. Moreover, with increased mobility & a significant percentage of the global population in a state of constant flux, objects that accompany such travels are that which may replace the architectural Home as new anchor for personal identity. Within an established context made by discussing its past & the present definition, this paper will attempt a discourse on the home. This will be done based on the hypothesis that the idea of “home” as dependent on architecture in order to be able to exert its presence is being rendered obsolete, & that a home in the modern context is no longer a place, but it is possible for it to be manifested in an assortment of artifacts. In reference to traditional definitions, society is gradually developing a culture of homelessness. Today, contrary to the traditional notion of home, even a suitcase of belongings can be the all-in-one survival kit for the mobile, migratory population. Additionally, this paper will also raise discussions about possible future with regards to the development of Home & its integration or extrication from the increasingly mobile & material-obsessed lifestyles of Man.
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