Skip to main content

Laura Mark

Experiencing architecture in the house-museum: An auto-ethnographical study of the phenomenology of the domestic realm in Walmer Yard

During the pandemic, we have all become more aware of our own domestic space and how we live and might like to live. It has caused us to further question the boundaries between public and private, and between house, home and holiday home. The wide use of Zoom has allowed us into the homes of colleagues, public figures, friends and family, while we couldn’t venture out to museums and galleries, heightening a renewed interest in looking around the home. Through an auto-ethnographical study of Walmer Yard, this research will question our complex relationship with home and with architecture, offering a study of the sensory experience of our domestic environments.