STAY HOME

Hjem igen, 2004, Kaspar Bonnén



STAY HOME: The home during the corona crisis – and after.

The Carlsberg Foundation 'Semper Ardens' Research Project.

STAY HOME: The home during the corona crisis – and after examines how the corona crisis pushes the functions and boundaries of the home. The aim is to review changes, risks and opportunities with focus on the multifunctional home, digital practices, family relations and perceptions of existence and to develop cross-disciplinary strategies for research and outreach fit to analyse and convey the fluctuations. The corona crisis has upset existing boundaries between the individual, the family and the broader community, including the state. What counts as a good home, when and for whom are questions that beg a concerted, interdisciplinary research effort. 

The project takes as its dynamo the historical research that is conducted at the Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies (PRIVACY) and turns to present-day Denmark, bringing together scholars from architecture, anthropological technology studies, family studies and theology for joint research into ethnographic archives from the first months of the crisis.

We shall examine the home as a place where architectural organization, social structures, individual existence and digital practices meet, are negotiated and collide. The aim is to identify risks and opportunities uncovered and created by the corona crisis.

Research team

PI

Mette Birkedal Bruun, professor of Church History, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, director of the Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy Studies

Co-PIs

  • Brit Ross Winthereik, professor at the Department of BusinessIT, IT University of Copenhagen, head of Center for Digital Welfare, ITU, co-PI of Deltagelsens grammatik: Hvad kan vi lære af den øjeblikkelige og gennemgribende digitalisering af hverdagslivet under coronakrisen? (VELUX Fonden)

  • Karen A. Vallgårda, associate professor of History, University of Copenhagen, PI of The Politics of Family Secrecy (DFF)

  • Peter Thule Kristensen, professor in History of Architecture and Interiors, Head of the master programme Spatial design, Institute of Architecture and Design, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, School of Architecture (KADK)

Researchers (corona crisis)

  • Anne-Milla Kristensen, PhD-fellow, Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen
  • Katja P. de Neergaard, PhD-fellow, IT University of Copenhagen
  • Katrine Rønsig Larsen, PhD-fellow, the SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen
  • Nicholas Thomas Lee, Postdoc, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation, School of Architecture

 

Affiliated PRIVACY researchers (historical perspective)

  • Anni Henriksen, PhD-fellow (history of notions of the mind)
  • Lars Nørgaard, assistant professor (church history)
  • Natacha Klein Käfer, postdoc (history of medicine)
  • Natalie Körner, assistant professor (architecture)
  • Jesper Jakobsen, postdoc (history of books, prints and regulation)
  • Paolo Astorri, postdoc (history of law)
  • Søren Frank Jensen, PhD-fellow (church history)

Editor

Niels Nykrog, MA

Perspective panel

 

International reference group

Prof. Günter Thomas, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Prof. Maarten Delbeke, ETH, Zürich

Prof. Noortje Marres, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick

Prof. Pirjo Markkola, University of Tampere, The Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences

Supported by:

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