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Collecting in an urban context: relationships between collections and space in the home

Collecting in an urban context: relationships between collections and space in the home
Collecting in an urban context: relationships between collections and space in the home
Collecting has become a popular hobby within Western society, with collectables including anything from 'bottle tops' to 'skyscrapers'. As the nature and size of these collections can impact upon the use of space in the home, the purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between the collections, space in the home and the impacts on others. This qualitative study explores the experiences of 11 Australian collectors, investigating the motivations, practices and adaption techniques used within their urban home environment. The themes of sentimentality, sociability and spatial tensions, including physical, personal and use of space are discussed within the context of their home and family environments. Overall the practice of collecting objects is a complex, varied, sentimental and sociable activity, providing enjoyment, knowledge and friendships. Space can be a central consideration to the practice of collecting as collections shape and are shaped by the available space in a household.
collecting, collectors, displaying objects, house design, spatial requirements, urban relationships
2045-5852
15-27
McKenzie, Sally M.
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McMahon, Bronte
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Snow, Stephen
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Buys, Laurie
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McKenzie, Sally M., McMahon, Bronte, Verlaat, Ivy, Snow, Stephen and Buys, Laurie (2015) Collecting in an urban context: relationships between collections and space in the home. Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 4 (1), 15-27. (doi:10.1386/ajpc.4.1.15_1).

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Collecting has become a popular hobby within Western society, with collectables including anything from 'bottle tops' to 'skyscrapers'. As the nature and size of these collections can impact upon the use of space in the home, the purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between the collections, space in the home and the impacts on others. This qualitative study explores the experiences of 11 Australian collectors, investigating the motivations, practices and adaption techniques used within their urban home environment. The themes of sentimentality, sociability and spatial tensions, including physical, personal and use of space are discussed within the context of their home and family environments. Overall the practice of collecting objects is a complex, varied, sentimental and sociable activity, providing enjoyment, knowledge and friendships. Space can be a central consideration to the practice of collecting as collections shape and are shaped by the available space in a household.

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Published date: March 2015
Keywords: collecting, collectors, displaying objects, house design, spatial requirements, urban relationships
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 386435
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/386435
ISSN: 2045-5852
PURE UUID: dbf6b8ca-8428-4d0e-82b4-5cca644cbb04

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Date deposited: 01 Feb 2016 13:56
Last modified: 14 Apr 2020 16:32

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Author: Sally M. McKenzie
Author: Bronte McMahon
Author: Ivy Verlaat
Author: Stephen Snow
Author: Laurie Buys

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