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2015 London Experts Meeting "The Home: A Complex Field" co-hosted with the Social Trends Institute


London,2nd & 3rd November 2015

Meeting Rationale

Human beings have been creating home environments for thousands of years. It is part of their culture and of their story: both its source and memory. A deeper understanding of what a home is, and why everybody looks for a home, can help us to identify the right categories to understand relationships and their relevance in society. We thus seek to explore the epistemological and ontological status of the home in structuring human behaviour and social capacities. This understanding will help us overcome reductionist accounts of the home and of the work that is performed in that environment (i.e. merely functional). New categories should consequently be identified as they have often been in the fields of sociology, biology, etc.