Emily Dickinson’s poem I Dwell in Possibility has captivated readers trying to grasp what is the intense meaning of it. It is not simply prose, not merely thoughts stated as propositions, but something more social, and even something mystical. It could carry with it the idea of both the possibility and impossibility of dwelling. Reinterpreting Dickinson’s poem to both its assertion and negation it could be I Dwell either in possibility or impossibility. The idea of I Dwell in this conference would be conceived as the individual I that lives among the plural (group of individuals, community, or society); the I that lives in both the material and immaterial worlds.
The previous Dwell conference in 2015 explored the notion of dwelling that can be reconstructed through redefining life-cycle space and meaning, how it can be situated beyond the constant and the tangible, how its material can be expanded towards the immaterial in multiple scopes and context.
In the second I Dwell conference, the notion of dwelling will be focus on issues of its [im]possibility. This theme allows interpretation between duality of meaning [im]possibility and a dwelling process that encompasses contradiction and confirmation.
The conference seeks to ask: What possibility/impossibility of dwelling practices are inherent in local built environments within the dynamics of global and local political economies?