There’s a triptych of sunsets subsequent to my bed room door, dusk eternally falling over the small Michigan city where I grew up, the seaside next to my college dorm and Place de la Concorde in Paris, where I spent a cliché but nonetheless happy semester. Typographic posters of Michigan and Chicago grasp above my mattress, a photograph of taxis zooming round Manhattan sits atop my dresser and a postcard of my hometown’s well-known water tower is taped to my door. My roommate and I actually have a whole wall in our kitchen plastered with maps of locations we’ve been, and twin Ferris wheels, one at Navy Pier, one at Place de la Concorde, are stacked on high of one another in my lounge.
Here, then, one can argue that “residence” is a composite of the constructing itself and the life that unfolds within it. Thus, the inside of the … Read More