(In Press) Interstitial space and everyday housing practices

Steele, W and Keys, C 2015, '(In Press) Interstitial space and everyday housing practices', Housing, Theory and Society, pp. 1-14.


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Title (In Press) Interstitial space and everyday housing practices
Author(s) Steele, W
Keys, C
Year 2015
Journal name Housing, Theory and Society
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper explores the role of interstitial space and everyday housing practices at the domestic scale. Interstitial space is often framed as "empty" or "in-between" space located in the shadows of conventional built form and everyday practices. In this paper, we focus on interstitial space as a site of often undervalued or taken-for-granted housing possibility. We begin the paper by outlining the contours of interstitial space as a theoretical concept before highlighting two cross-cultural examples of domestic housing storage practices within the Australian context: (1) "under the house" in the Queensland vernacular and (2) "close to the wind-break" in a remote Aboriginal community in the centre of Australia. We conclude by drawing attention to the importance of interstitial spatial practices for housing theory and practice and offer suggestions for further research.
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Keyword(s) Interstitial space
Housing
Home
Everyday practices
Australia
DOI - identifier 10.1080/14036096.2014.938866
Copyright notice © 2014 IBF, The Institute for Housing and Urban Research
ISSN 1403-6096
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