UNHOME (2017)Research by Pekko Koskinen and Thea ReiflerSantarcangelo Residency 2017
For most, the Unhome is a cult, something to be avoided. For its followers, it's a beacon of hope: The last twinkling light, burning the toes of a dominant god. That god would be Home. It is also Work. And Life... many others. A god of many faces -- we keep producing ever more of them.
For the Unhome, "home" defines the last hope, or the final nail to the coffin of the abnormal. This dichotomy is at the heart of the Unhome: The world has been lost, invaded by the normalized patterns that systemize life. Cities are constructed from catalogues, consisting of shops, restaurants, bars, offices, homes... and not much else. This variance is an illusion to Unhome, staying at a controlled area of possibilities. People can personalize the bars or shops they're running -- but the bars, shops as forms come from a catalogue of choices, not from our nature. We select from the forms we've been given, then personalize within those forms.
Link to Unhome: a Manual - excerpts:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bZ4SICwli7a8F7jzO7GIy-lwAZaXsQo1v5kUt7iUfXI/edit?usp=sharing