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Week 7 – “Death”

My Home is a Museum project which aims to create an ongoing conversation around the weekly prompts inspired by the events happening the globe. Everyone who sends submissions to  weekly prompts can suggest prompt ideas for the following weeks. The proposed themes are used in the order that they are received. 

Abigail Epplett, is the last week’s participant who suggested “Death” as a prompt for new – Week 7. This is how she explained her choice:

“I was inspired by the cow vertebrae I keep on the filing cabinet next to my desk. I got it from my aunt’s farm a few years ago– her family rents grazing land to the Boston Beef butchers. The vertebrae reminds me of Georgia O’Keeffe‘s western paintings, which often feature cattle bones. I know cultural perception of “death” is highly variable around the world, so I thought it would be interesting to see what mortuary objects other people had around their houses.”

Let me remind you how to participate.

  • Choose an object what fits the theme
  • Take 1-3 pictures of the object
  • Please describe how your object reflects the theme of the week. This is your chance to make your object shine and share its story 🙂

Please include the answers to the following information when submitting your entry:

  • What it your name?
  • Where do you live?
  • What do you do?

Email your pictures and descriptions to Sayyara.huseynli@tufts.edu

P.S. Please note that by submitting your response to this project you agree to its public display.

Week 2 is here!

The theme for the Week 2 of My Home is a Museum project will be – “What matters…”. This theme inspired by the social justice movement currently happening across the United States. I thought that it would be interesting to reflect on these happenings through the prism of our personal life. At the meantime, the response doesn’t need to include an object directly related to the current events. I encourage everyone to find an object/s which describe what matters to you personally. 

How to respond?

  1. Choose an object what fits the theme
  2. Take 1-3 pictures of the object
  3. How does the object exemplify what matters to you?
  4. What experience in your life made this object matter to you?

Please include the answers to the following information when submitting your entry:

  1. What it your name?
  2. Where do you live?
  3. What do you do?

P.S. Please note that by submitting your response for this project you give permission to share it later on the blog.  

A response to the theme of “Transparency”

The first week of the project covering a theme of “Transparency” is officially over. I am excited to share the submission for this week. 

Khushbu Kshirsagar

(2nd year, MS STEM Education, Tufts University)

“It is a tape dispenser.

I chose this object because I like its shape; it looks like an apostrophe and I feel like it can be reused later at some point of time.”

There are infinite ways of interpreting the objects in our ordinary living environments. Looking forward to see your home treasures. 

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