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How to make your floor disappear: On the production of domestic space in a Berlin Baugruppe

In the Series "Making a Home: Zur Herstellung von Häuslichkeit"

Martin Fuller, TU Berlin

Online (Zoom) & Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Gartensaal, Goethestr. 31, 45128 Essen

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Long ago Henri Lefebvre quipped that housing is activity, something we do, rather than something we merely inhabit. Three years of following a Baugruppe as they planned, built, inhabited and dwelled their new building shows the significance of this shift in thinking about home and house. This talk focuses on the ways that domestic space is produced and reproduced as inhabitants seek to feel at home: a goal that seems to become more and more elusive the more one plans it.