Project Home Office
A creative space in which people can explore the notion of ‘home’ with others
I’ve been living in London for more than 5 years now. After so many years living away from my home country, I asked myself if I wanted to return to South Korea, but I wasn’t sure if it was what I really wanted at that time.
Six months ago I set myself a deadline - I was going to give myself half a year to choose between South Korea and London. First, though, I wanted to give myself dedicated time and space to reflect and explore what ‘home’ really meant to me. That’s when I discovered Enrol Yourself.
Whilst I was initially interested in exploring the wider societal implications of living a meaningful, in-between and impactful lifestyle, my learning question quickly became deeply personal. I explored myself through conversations, coaching and creative expression; the journey was heartfelt, unravelling many layers of my story. Most of all, I learnt to be at peace, embrace whatever I feel, and not force anything.
My reflections led me to devise a project called the ‘Project Home Office’, a creative space allowing me to explore the notion of ‘home’ with others, express emotions and reflect on our respective, personal journeys. I came up with this idea whilst creating a set of handmade cards for myself, externalising emotions and thoughts by bringing out questions from deep inside my heart and writing intuitive answers to them.
I have learnt through my Enrol Yourself journey that home is a deeply subjective concept lodged in one’s heart, mind and dreams; yet, paradoxically, it is also wrapped up in bureaucracy, laws and red tape. To live in a foreign country is to feel this particularly keenly: access to a safe home feels like it should be an inalienable human right, yet it can feel out of reach for those who are leading transient lives and being forced to tick boxes to prove that they ‘belong’.