we are not _ing Alike.
We cook, we work, we sleep… all of these main human activities are sustained by furniture. Culturally speaking, furniture has always had a symbolic as well as a utilitarian function – how it was made is just as important as how it is used. Despite furniture being a global phenomenon, different cultures tend to practice these daily activities in different ways, using different objects. As we discover how person – furniture interactions sustain most of our daily activities, we remember that we’re not sitting alike, yet we are very much ALIKE. Alike is a biannual publication about people’s daily activities, explored through person – furniture interactions and how they change depending on their context.