Making-Unmaking-Remaking Home in Lockdown Margate

Grant number: COV19\201569

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $13,003.54
  • Funder

    British Academy
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture and Planning
  • Research Category

    Research to inform ethical issues

  • Research Subcategory

    Research to inform ethical issues related to Social Determinants of Health, Trust, and Inequities

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Vulnerable populations unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Unspecified

Abstract

Set in Dalby Square and Gardens, Margate, a vulnerable community disproportionately impacted by Covid-19, this project explores and maps home as process and network in a COVID 19 context using a transdisciplinary methodology drawing on law, history, architecture, health and housing studies. In this project home is understood as simultaneously bounded and networked, a space and a set of processes and relationships. We utilize the focus on home networking and home making-unmaking-remaking that has been the inevitable consequence of 'lockdown' to unpack the taken-for-granted understanding of home as a safe haven and explore issues around social and environmental regulation, inequalities, marginalization, vulnerability and dislocation as they have been intensified by COVID-19. We situate these in, somewhat paradoxical, historical understandings of Margate as a 'haven of health', and develop a toolkit for a rich and productive understanding of contemporary home making, unmaking and remaking during a global pandemic.