HOMInG interview with Gordon Mathews
(Chinese University of Honk Kong)
Conducted by Paolo Boccagni
Trento, September 2019
“Home is an ideal that is overwhelmingly positive for almost everybody. In reality it often does not fit that. There are hundreds of millions of people, or probably billions of people, for whom the actual home they feel is lacking – whether they are abused by a spouse or a parent or whether they are in poverty, home does not seem like home. But the ideal remains… It’s an ideal we live for. It’s incredibly powerful. But of course, it may have all sorts of real consequences”.