Migratory Homes: Redesigning Group Identity, Prototyping Social Change

Jul 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Evolution, Topics, Transcultural analysis


Jilly Traganou, PhD Associate Professor, School of Art and Design History and Theory / Parsons The New School for Design
E-Mail: traganog@newschool.edu


Abstract English

This paper describes Migratory Homes, two collaborative projects that investigate the notion of home/land and belonging in conditions of displacement. The fundamental question that Migratory Homes asks is “how can the disparate identities that constitute mixed societies collectively and equally participate in the creation of a common ‘home/land’ that would be co-designed, co-produced, and co-owned”? Through iterative engagements with conditions of everyday materiality, and by activating processes of co-design as research, Migratory Homes attempt to prototype conditions for social change.


Migration, Multiple belonging, Co-design, Social innovation, Participation


Jilly Traganou “Migratory Homes: Redesigning Group Identity, Prototyping Social Change,” Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, ISSN 1868-6648, vol.3 (2011), 43 – 55, Article ID http://ejournal.uvka.de/spatialconcepts/archives/1262, Pages: 13

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KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648