In a world where 1.6 billion people lack adequate housing, 150 million people are homeless, the number of international migrants has reached roughy 272 million while 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced, and 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes everyday due to conflict or persecution, the traditional concept of home must evolve.
The idea of home as a physical space, a place where one lives permanently, or is the place where one was born or has relatives seems unrealistic and socially exclusive. The same applies for an idea of home where one is loved, respected, and cared for, when up to 1 billion children aged 2–17 years have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the same year.
Project Home aims to redefine the narrative of home through collecting and sharing personal stories of people who relocated by choice or necessity, or has struggled with the traditional concept of home for any other reason.
We hope to inspire others to question some of their limiting beliefs and recognize their own unique way to find “home.”
About the Project Experience
There are several ways of experiencing this project depending on the platform and place. Users can access the website as a standalone project in order to read about the concept and explore this utopic alternate world hovering above Vienna, consisting of others’ stories and thoughts about home in Mozilla Hubs.
The second way to experience the project is through the real physical places that interviewees mentioned and marked with dandelion stickers. After scanning the QR code on the sticker, users are redirected to the online page where they can upload their own story and generate a unique sticker to print out and mark for their own “home.”
The third method is to have a printed version of a map where stories and short animations related to the content can be accessed through the Artivive application.
To all the participants who submitted their stories and thoughts on the “home” topic.
Community Project Members:
- Max Haarich
- Nicole Schanzmeyer
- Barbora Horská
- Esma Bosnjakovic