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VagaHome – TCK: Scents of Identity

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VagaHome – TCK: Scents of Identity

Abstract or Summary of Project

Third Culture Kids (TCKs) are individuals who have spent a significant part of their developmental years outside of their parents’ culture. These are the individuals who have learned to plant their roots in multiple places and cultures and, therefore, are usually struggling with the question, “Where are you from?”, as their answers often cannot resonate to just one anthropological place as commonly expected. Though each may have differing backgrounds and cultural experiences, TCKs find commonality in the state of in-betweenness, being that it is in the midst of transition and mobility where the TCK identity is born. VagaHome aims to establish the TCK identity through a sensory experience depicting the vagabond cycle of packing up and leaving one temporary home for another whilst still searching for a place they feel most at home.

Process and More Details

Experimentations were tried and tested to mimic the scents of the conceptualised TCK cultural items: a passport, moving boxes, luggage, airports and airplanes. These scents were created by various methods and solvents including infusion, encapsulating, boiling, etc.

URL(s) of Video or Trailer

Link(s) to FYP Report in DR-NTU (Restricted to NTU Access)
https://hdl.handle.net/10356/140691
Skills

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Posted on

June 2, 2020