Homing: An Ontological Investigation into the Nature of Inhabitation, phenomenology

Master's Thesis


An exploration of the complex nature of inhabitation through bringing into question the boundaries between interior and exterior, material and ephemeral, and rational and emotional. Drawing on concepts from cognitive science and phenomenology, this paper takes an integrative look at the mutually creative relationship between inhabitant and environment, and the on-going effort necessary for establishing a sense of belonging.


Attribute NameValues
  • etd-04182014-205759

Author Heather Rachelle Parrish
Advisor Jean Dibble
Contributor Jean Dibble, Committee Chair
Contributor Martin Nguyen, Committee Member
Contributor Dennis Doordan, Committee Member
Degree Level Master's Thesis
Degree Discipline Art, Art History, and Design
Degree Name MFA
Defense Date
  • 2014-04-15

Submission Date 2014-04-18
  • United States of America

  • video projection

  • Poetics of Space

  • gaston bachelard

  • installation art

  • experience of inhabitation

  • homing

  • University of Notre Dame

  • English

Record Visibility Public
Content License
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