HOMInG Interview with Ann Varley
Professor of Human Geography, UCL (University College London)
Conducted by Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda in Trento on 17 January 2019
“What counts as home varies from place to place: even at the most basic level of the word we use. In Mexico, for example, hogar is probably the closest, but it isn’t quite the same. It means both ‘hearth’ and ‘household’. At the same time, people’s responses to questions we had asked about what home meant to them … reproduced, time and time again, the same sort of values that people in the UK would be likely to mention. People made close links between the home, family, and sense of self”.