Belonging In Our Belongings
Belonging in Our Belongings examines a redefinition of home through a personal narrative and investigates the details of our belongings; the mundane around us that is often overlooked. Drawing from the ever so familiar space and definition of home, this project looks at how human beings situate themselves in a home, or perhaps, many different homes throughout one’s lifetime. Although typically portraying a safe space, every individual’s definition of home varies from one another. This space often encapsulates objects such as personal keepsakes, and these objects have a story to tell.
Grasping onto the concept of nostalgia and sense of belonging to objects, this project provides an opportunity to share my story as a third culture kid and explore the relationship between objects, identity, and creating a sense of home in a place away from home - to make up for the lack of a permanent space to do so.