If we stop remembering we stop existing, our memory is our most valuable asset. Memories of our whole life, memories of every place we have lived in or been to, have transformed our perception about space, personal or not personal, familiar and unfamiliar. Memories, habits and experiences complete us as individuals, personalities, unique human beings.
Every individual perceives and imprints every memory, even for the same space, differently.
This is a phenomenological research about finding personal space back at the family residence after leaving the student house for economical reasons(boomerang generation). It is a quest and redefinition of personal space by repositioning objects and remodeling the family residence.
Return at the family residence.
The student house and the family residence are different habitation spaces. Same spaces used differently. The family residence existed before I came in the world, the student houses were chosen by me to begin living on my own in a different city. All the furniture I transferred from the family residence and the new ones I got or made for the student house there, after my return were transferred and repositioned back to the family residence, come to become one. Old space and new, old and new objects, are repositioned and redefined one inside the other. Some of them match, some of them come to find their new places, some are considered unnecessary and remain stored waiting for their reuse.
Daily experience, daily observation and study of the places of the objects, actions and reactions between the family members form a new “temporary” habitation environment in continuous quest of personal space.
Space which is not possible to find in the family residence, so I “have to” move back to the city of Volos, as a guest in other student houses, carrying with me only personal objects and clothes.
I have no longer have entrenched personal space, but I create new space where I live in by placing my objects there with greater convenience than back at the family residence, because the relation I have with the people I live with is not consanguineous but friendly. They are individuals of almost the same age and this is why we have common interests and lifestyle.