Home Sweet Home?
Is home a familiar space or a foreign place? Can it be both at once? Homes can be cozy spots of safety, fortresses against danger, battlegrounds, and concealments. Homes are places where world dramas play out on domestic stages. Homes are where people live, grow and test the boundaries of filiation and affiliation, where a reckoning develops between forming an identity and retaining a sense of belonging. In this series, we will consider the notion of “home” as a nebulous place of nostalgia, security and betrayal; it is a place that exists on a cultural and emotional level that is intrinsically linked with the physical attributes of architecture and design.Each session will begin with a 30-minute lecture about the book, its author and its historical context. A facilitated group discussion will follow each lecture. The books and discussion dates are below. This series will meet at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive emails about the program. We are grateful for the financial support for the series from the Chevy Chase Library Friends, and hope you will join us for the series.