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Are We Home Yet: Imagining Persian Carpet as a Movable Home

Parvin, Parnian (2022) Are We Home Yet: Imagining Persian Carpet as a Movable Home. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Parvin, Parnian

Are We Home Yet: Imagining Persian Carpet as a movable home is an interactive installation that aims to embody the interconnection between body, memories, identity, and home. Through this thesis project, I portray the struggles of myself, as an Iranian immigrant, to preserve my identity and to make a new home for myself after having left the previous, by regularly revisiting my memories of it. In search of developing a sense of belonging to my new home by seeking a displacement for the one that I lost, I converse with the carpets that I have lived on. Persian carpets have prolonged importance in Iranian households as suppliers of warmth, respect, and tranquility, and the tactile bond that is established with the people living on them is exquisite. I explore the possibility of ever finding a new place that I can call home, by exploring the probability of introducing the Persian carpet as a symbol for home, a movable home, benefiting from its many unique characteristics.

Date: May 2022
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 14:07
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 14:07
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3697

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