The institutionalisation of domestic spaces; a Zoom study
Josafinni Porter Chambers
The home was once private, a sanctuary after the 9-5, separate from the anxieties and busyness of work. Then COVID-19 urged people to work remotely, our domestic realm is now our office. Zoom provides a window into our private domestic spaces to our colleagues and peers. Quickly we began to manipulate our homes into providing a backdrop for our Zoom calls; beds are hidden from the camera’s view and dishes remain unwashed yet out of sight. My research touches on the notion of performance of space and also the performance of self. I analysed how Zoom has reconfigured our interiors as well as our perception of space and self.