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Master Thesis

Le mouvement de l’habiter: quand le retour à la campagne met en marche une redéfinition de l’habiter

Abstract : For everyone, inhabiting deals with sedentary : inhabit mainly means getting home, regaining the warmth of the house. This study contrasts with the common sense proposing to find, to search, to explore, to experiment inhabiting in the movement. Reality offers lots of examples of the link between inhabiting and movement, which fosters my idea that inhabiting definition is incomplete. Thus, we will be attentive to physical movement on space like urban exodus, in particular upon the lockdown in 2020, ethnologist’s expedition, compelled migrations, but also to some pathological forms of inhabiting in the city which leads us to redefine inhabiting. The movement of inhabiting is at the same time a physical move, a quest for adventure or a personal exploration. This definition underscores that inhabiting reveals and updates our spatial condition, creates the necessary relations between human beings and space, pools inhabitants whereas getting home isolates each one in their safe place. Inhabiting cannot be stored indoors : inhabiting grows when we are walking, when we consider landscapes, when we bring our attention and our presence to places. Inhabiting is an ordinary and existential adventure which does not expect stops, drowsiness and the inertia of extreme sedentary.
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Sarah Lecœuche. Le mouvement de l’habiter: quand le retour à la campagne met en marche une redéfinition de l’habiter. Philosophie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03357086⟩



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