The Habitats Of Neonomads
Eda Yavaş
Today we are more mobile than ever. We live in an age where values, knowledge, objects and technology become fluid. In this fluid atmosphere, people have also become more fluid. People who consciously and voluntarily prefer mobile life think that they establish more sustainable and meaningful relationships with the dynamic forces of the new age. Mobile people moving between cities, countries and even continents or accessing different locations through online platforms are pushing and changing the physical and mental boundaries of space. Backpackers, digital nomads and global nomads who voluntarily adopt a nomadic life lead a full-time mobile life. In the dynamic, temporary and unstable environment of the age, the stability and permanence assumptions of mainstream architectural objects do not coincide with the flexible and mobile lives described above. However, places that follow the clues of the future and care about the expectations of neonomadic life have come to the fore as an alternative in recent years. The focus of this dissertation is to look at the daily habits and use of space of neonomads from the perspective of architecture, in line with the dynamic and temporary relations defined by the neonomadic lifestyle. In the research conducted on the nomadic experience, a comparative inquiry was made by tracing our past nomadic codes and the nomadic visions of the 1960s. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with digital nomads, global nomads, and backpackers to analyse theoretical assumptions about their daily habits, places they use, and expectations from the city.