This ranged from making their homes more comfortable such as the case of the homeless of New York to making their homes more secure such as the case of Antonelli’s Grace Under Pressure. But the profundity of the meaning of home is best illustrated by the experience of the city dwellers of New York who managed to create a home out of a cart when they opted to live in the streets than in an institution. There, the city dwellers in New York showed that home is not just a physical structure or a dwelling but rather a place of comfort where one can be “at home”. There, the cart dwellers of New York illustrated that comfort does not only mean physical implements nor devices nor machines, but rather a place where one can be at ease with his surroundings. They opted to call a cart home where they can barely fit to live rather than stay than in an institution with all the amenities and provisions but does not treat them as human beings. The cart dwellers of New York came first in the discussion of the expression of home, its design and its importance because they demonstrated the basic concept of what constitute a home; that home can be still home even if it cannot house or even if it is not a house. This is very important to stress because we always equate house with a home and the cart dwellers of New York demonstrated that it is not the case; that they are not synonymous with each other. You can “house” a person or a group of person such as what the city government of New York did to the homeless people of New York but you cannot just automatically make them feel at home and so they left. A house or structure has to have several components before it can be considered a home and a mere structure does not suffice to make it a home. Had we inferred home to be synonymous with structure or house, it would be incomprehensible why the homeless of New York City left the institution. The structure was imposing that could withstand any cruelty of nature. It is also secure from the onslaught of the outside world because it is guarded. Above all, the facility is free and its residents are assured of a steady supply of food and provision. Despite of all of this, the homeless of New York still left the facility. This is quite incomprehensible because it is not the nature of man to gallivant. His body is frail and meant for domesticated and sheltered stay that could become easily vulnerable to the elements. Unlike the beast whose body allows it to hunt when it roams around, man’s body will succumb to the elements when it is not sheltered. Yet, the homeless of New York preferred the uncertainty of the street rather than stay in the government run facilities. Close examination of the facility revealed why the residents left. True, it provides food and shelter but the condition and treatment of its residents made it far from being a home. “City-run shelters-though they provide food and respite from the elements-are dangerous and unfriendly places that impose a dehumanizing, even prisonlike, regimentation on residents. Guards routinely treat clients as inmates, allegedly denying them food for the violation of rules. Some shelter residents are abused from place to place for food, showers, and sleep. Charges of violence by shelter security guards and clients are common2” This report only revealed that people will not endure shabby treatment just to have a
Topic: 'Home' and its evolution or expression in design. Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home. Home, home, sweet, sweet, home! There's no place like home, oh, there's no place like home1! -John Howard Payne Perhaps the essence of home was best captured in this concluding poem of John Howard Payne that there is no place like home…
Romanticism was on the rise which did not include political and social realities. The second half of the nineteenth century was called the age of Positivist for art and design. In visual arts we can see this positivist spirit, which is the faith in the positive consequences of the close observation of this ordinary real world, and the rejection of romanticism and imagination.
A host of factors affect design and designers today but some factors tend to play a major role. (Dorst and Cross, Creativity in the design process: Co-evolution of problem-solution 2001) The largest and most dominant influence stems from the cultivated desire of commercial need.
Toronto: Nelson Education, 2010. Chapter 3 – Representation and the Construction of Social Reality, pp. 67-96. 1. Language as System of Codes and Signs. In the beginning of Chapter 3 of “Popular Culture: A User’s Guide” (2010), O’Brien and Szeman introduce the framework for linguistic analysis of popular culture which is based in the “mechanics of sign systems.” (p.68) The intention of the authors in this introduction is to deconstruct the phenomenology through which meaning itself is created in social relationships through communication.
The authors examine how different issues are represented differently, in the construction of a crisis and the impact this has on the understanding of the crisis. Accordingly, the authors explain that the construction of a crisis is dependent of two factors, including the reality of the event, and how the event is presented to the society.
This building has a whooping 163 floors, which can house more than 30,000 homes. The construction of this building began on the 21st of September 2004 (Goldsworthy, 8). On the 1st of October 2009, the structure of this building’s exterior was competed. On the 4th of January 2010, Burj Khalifa building was officially opened for use.
Other researchers such as Baiman et al. (1995); Nagar (2002) researching on organizational design have focus on survey based perceptual measures of decentralization and strength of incentives (Baiman et al. 1995; Nagar 2002; Abernethy et al. 2004; Moers 2006; Widener et al.
In the history of twentieth century literary theory, colonial discourse has an important role and orientalism has been considered as the best tool in analysing literary pieces on this topic. Orientalism can be comprehended as the reproduction or depiction of various vital elements of the Eastern cultures in the West by writers, designers and artists and it was Edward Said, in his celebrated book Orientalism, who gave a critical introduction to the theoretical interpretations of the concept.
This increased sensitivity on the underlying nuances of language and expression has also been accompanied by a similar increase in the appreciation of discourse as a valuable source of data and social insight for research. The value of analyzing discourse in the study of social interactions and individual behavior has become central to an ongoing debate within social psychology in regards to the legitimacy of such analysis as a leading paradigm for contemporary social psychology.