HOMInG interview with Jonathan Darling

Durham University

conducted by Enrico Fravega

February 2020

“Homemaking and temporality are fundamentally connected. The process of homemaking involves a significant amount of investment, investing into a place in terms of thinking about a set of aspirations and behaviours. Thinking home is also about, not just relational connections to other people, to networks, to material objects into a physical space and ownership of that space, but it’s also about feeling that there’s some sense that you can begin to aspire from that space, that you can have some sort of hope attached. And so those aspects are fundamental to the production of home. When we’re thinking about the temporality of homemaking, it’s not simply about the duration that you spend somewhere, but also about how an individual can project into the future”.