The Covid-19 pandemic has invited new observations and interpretations of domestic experiences, especially during its periods of quarantine and closure. Our study of people’s use of and attitude towards the home was conducted early in the pandemic, when many people were required to remain within its boundaries. After distributing a questionnaire on various social media platforms, we conducted interviews via Zoom, and participants sent us photographs of their homes and practices during this period.
During quarantine and closure, home is not only a shelter, but also a site that expresses insecurity, the negation of domesticity, and/or a workplace. Combining research on architecture with psychology and cultural studies, we explore creative uses of home spaces during the stay-at-home period.