Carsten Schjøtt Philipsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


During recent years, housing has been the object of general attention and so called home or house dreams (da. boligdrømme) has become a widespread phenomenon in contemporary society, manifested in the activity of thinking or dreaming about housing in imaginary ways. Many a word has been said about house dreams, but no one has in fact thoroughly investigated the phenomenon. The present MA-thesis carries out a critical study of current, predominately mainstream ways of understanding the topic as well as offers a comprehensive research in the nearby area of this. Hence, by combining the theory of mind as seen by John Searle with the thoughts of the production of space by Henri Lefebvre, an attempt to conceptualize house dreams is executed. The thesis concludes that when dreaming about houses, we direct our consciousness towards an always already present world. Thus, a house dream is a kind of experience in which perception and imagination come together although perception might be more pronounced than imagination and vice versa. In house dreams, we intend both an imaginable and desirable content, although at the same time this also implies certain vague aspects, which obviously affects the discussion of this thesis. However, when house dreaming, we actively by appropriation make the world around us our own. The house or home as a definite construction is the pivotal point for the house dreaming experience though the building as a physical object is in fact only part of the house dream. Other essential elements of house dreams consist of good and elevated moods, not to forget notions of ”the good life” which the house dreaming individual, in various degrees, apply as a component to the desired house.

UddannelserFilosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) KandidatGeografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato25 jan. 2008
VejledereErik Bendtsen


  • Husserl
  • Afklaring
  • Tilegnelse
  • Vaghed
  • Searle
  • Lefebvre
  • Bolig
  • Intentionalitet
  • Boligdrømme
  • Fænomenologi