Accepted Paper:

To dwell away from home for work reason: from the multilocation to constant travelers   

Author:

Nathalie Ortar (ENTPE)

Paper short abstract:

Dwelling in travelling is a crucial question for those working away from home. By exploring a variery of situations, the paper aims to define what a dwelling in travelling can be, and how in that case dwelling and inhabiting merge and what is tells about the nature of the travels undertaken.

Paper long abstract:

Dwelling in travelling is a crucial question for those working away from home several nights per week. Indeed, the cheer possibility is questioned as soon as there is a necessity to sleep away from home. It depends of the materiality of the place of stay (a flat, a rented room, an office, a hotel room, a cabin, etc.) but materiality is only one of the aspects and while some dwell in hotel room others are not able to dwell in their flat. Based on an ethnographic study conducted in France of a variety of French and UK workers (from executives to workers) as well as temporal modalities of being away from home (to three nights a week to three weeks in a raw) who for most of them are parents of young children and lives in couples, the paper will explore what dwelling away from home means, what is negotiated, what can't be, what kind of relations need to be sustained, the nature of the comfort and sensory experience needed to feel at home away from home. By exploring those situations, the paper aims to define what a dwelling in travelling can be, and how in that case dwelling and inhabiting merge and what is tells about the nature of the travels undertaken.

Panel Mig09
Roads, routes and the Terra Infirma: distance and place making through the lens of dwelling-in-travelling