What would you save if your house was burning?
October 4, 2012
If your house was on fire, what would you grab as you ran out the door?Â Thatâ€™s the question that photographer FOSTER HUNTINGTON posed on a blog he called The Burning House and he got thousands photographs from people showing their most priceless possessions â€“ a pocket watch, a laptop, a worn paperback, an old stuffed bear, a family photo album, a vintage Spiderman comic, a guitar, or a fuzzy blanket. Â This hour, weâ€™re looking at the meaning of the stuff in our lives and what it says about who we are.Â Weâ€™ll talk to Huntington about his â€śBurning Houseâ€ť project which has been turned into a book of the same name.Â And, we’ll talk with Connecticut College anthropologist ANTHONY GRAESCH who studies material culture and is the co-author of the book â€śLife at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families Open Their Doors.â€ť
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Photo Credit: theburninghouse.com