London,2nd & 3rd November 2015
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.