Homes in Transformation: Dwelling, Moving, Belonging (SKS, 2009) is a collection of scholarly essays about the concept of home as an ambivalent phenomenon and a social process. The idea of home is studied in the contexts of movement and daily use of space from the perspectives of historical, cultural, material, emotional, technological, gendered and sexualized space.
The book has been edited by two art historians: Hanna Johansson, Professor of Contemporary Art Research at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki, and Kirsi Saarikangas, Professor of Art History at the University of Helsinki. The contributors are international experts from the fields of architecture, art history, philosophy, social anthropology, and visual arts.
According to the back cover, Homes in Transformation challenges the prevalent notion of home as a static shelter and emphasizes home as a dynamic process. Home and its meanings are formed in the movement and daily use of space. As a dynamic process, home is not a container of social processes; it is a social process. By analyzing a variety of phenomena from art to the Internet and everyday spaces from the late 19th-century to the early 21st-century the authors offer tools for the re-conceptualization of home.