Domestic Science

An inflatable mattress, a brush and a tube of ketchup do not have a logical nor natural relation. Although we all have them laying around at home, few people besides MacGuyver would attempt combining them. But it is the people who would in particular, who are addressed in the 1938 study Homo Ludens. As Johan Huizinga describes, play is one of the main conditions necessary to generate culture. Domestic goods, often considered virtually worthless, possess qualities easily overlooked. But when used in large amounts, these trivial objects suddenly seem to pay tribute to imagination.  

                                                                                                                                                               Bas Hendrikx

 

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