[A house] was a place of confinement and also a a place of shelter. It seemed like a metaphor that everybody could understand. I also liked the shape. It just felt like the house was so important to us at the moment. […] I made one [house] every month until February 2021, when I got my vaccine. […] The first one is called “Memorial House,” and I papered the interior with the New York Times print of the names of the first 100,000 who had died by end of May 2020."
- Beth Herman Adler
The pandemic has transformed our relationships to the places we call home: our neighborhoods, countries of origin, ecologies, and family homes. For some of us, “home” has become the space that contains our whole lives: our work, family, social, and political lives. For others, “home” has become a place that is difficult or impossible to return to. The pandemic has intensified the ways that home can be a place of refuge and care, on the one hand, and struggle on the other.