Date of Award
Master of Architecture (MArch)
Shou Jie Eng
From a very young age, I saw my mother and father clean houses as well as my Grandmother and Grandfather clean Elementary School as janitors. I began this project as a way to understand how a certain habits could be passed down culturally and socially.
As I reflect, I appreciate the daily cleaning habits that were instilled within me. Moving away from home to go to college, I am always reminded of the ordinary and mundane moments within cleaning my home. These practices became part of my daily life and something that I hope to pass down to my children as well as the generations after me. These movements tell a story of my families culture and bloodline and I am curious to learn how similar or different my cleaning habits or thoughts on dirty are from other people. I would first like to share my story and then open it up to others.
Portillo, Valeria, "Domestic disturbance: cleaning, labor and maintenance of architecture" (2022). Masters Theses. 887.
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