Homing interview with Hazel Easthope

(University of New South Wales – Sydney)

Conducted by Paolo Boccagni

Uppsala, June 2018

“Home is about the relationships that people have with places, not necessarily understood as locations or spaces but as relevant nodes in networks… home is a particularly important kind of node, where lots of things come together and characterize a strong positive emotional connection. If a place doesn’t have a positive connection that can be an important node but perhaps not a home. There is a lot of literature about whether the home consists of location or whether it is in the ether. I don’t think that matters. In talking about home, people don’t necessarily talk about living and dwelling, they talk about important nodes in their lives where lots of other things come and go, it is origin and destination of lots of relationships… It’s a very relational concept.”

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