"Home is the girl's prison and the woman's workhouse." George Bernard Shaw 1903
A WOMAN'S PLACE?
1. What does the word home mean to you?
2.What are your earliest memories of home?
3.What do you find in your home that is unique?
4. Are you ever not 'at home' in your own home?
5. If you were to build a home where would it be, what materials would you use and why?
“Perhaps home is not
a place but simply an
James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
The questionnaire was filled in by both men and women. Some experience Home as invaded by modern technology to a point when they find themselves struggling for privacy (or indeed permission to be private). Others find themselves overwhelmed by stuff - the chaotic, ever-growing piles of possessions that must be maintained, organised and stored.
On the whole these people feel better outside! By far the majority, however, see Home as central to their well-being. The idea of Home as a place to re-balance and renew comes up repeatedly.