Negotiating with an Artifact
When Nadege leaves her parents’ home, they give her furniture. She then transforms these artifacts, “gives them a new life” so as to stress her new independence. In the same process, these pieces of furniture both build and become witnesses to her new relationship with her parents: they are still present through the furniture but are no longer a priority in her everyday life. Thus, various people come together in the restoration process. They inscribe in the artifact their interventions and the nature of their relationships, which are built and negotiated through working on an artifact.
KeywordsRestoration Process Consumer Society Unique Reflection Creative Ability Physical Artifact
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