Madison Chung, At in a Home [×]
At [not in a] Home highlights the importance of home[making] – the process of making home – placing emphasis on home as an interior produced through everyday routines, practices and embodied gestures. Through research and creative exploration into everyday home[making] practices, At [in a] Home emphasises the importance of practicing everyday routines, habits, rituals and embodied gestures that enables us to produce selfhood and place.
This project proposes an alternative approach to designing aged care living; one that foregrounds home[making], autonomy and embodied selfhood among residents. How can embodied gestures and our everyday practice influence our sense of selfhood and place? How could our everyday home[making] practice connect us to broader society? Through documentation, intervention, performance, photography, film and storytelling techniques, this project begins to unfold new ways of approaching aged care living design; embedding aged care within the city, creating community connections and promoting an intergenerational model of living.
By utilising real-life stories of individuals who live, work and occupy aged care living spaces, At in a Home begins to extrapolate individual home[making] practices to propose a new model for aged care living; one that aims to give accessibility for aged care residents for self-expression, home[making], health and wellbeing, whilst reimagining new ways of designing aged care spaces that allows for community connection, autonomy and personalised care. Engaging in a maltogenic approach, this project proposes the significance home[making] has to nurturing physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing, and the potential this approach has to developing a new model for aged care living spaces.
 Selfhood: having and maintaining an individual identity; individuality
 Salutogenisis/Salutogenics: a medical approach that supports health and wellbeing, rather than factors that cause illness – a preventative approach in contrast to a treatment approach, focusing on the relationship between health, wellbeing and mental factors (stress, coping, outlook on situation)