What does 'home' mean to those who grew up between places?
Never having a simple answer to the question triggered my curiosity and itch to dig a little deeper of this unsettling feeling. I always used to say Korea, being hesitant, which at the end left me with dissatisfaction. Because of my ethnicity, I always thought it would help people connect the dots quicker, and easily. 'I'm from Thailand, Pakistan, and Korea' sounds a bit too much to hear. After all, the question "Where are you from" is one of the first things people usually ask someone they just met - I didn't want to be rambling on about myself knowing that there's always a follow-up question, "Pakistan! Why were you there?" or I've gotten some "What do your parents? Army? Embassy?"
Naturally, as a third-culture kid, I felt confused, and lost about the idea of not having a hometown, a home-base, when everyone else around me had that. My wandering led me to question the lives of digital nomads, and world travelers. What shapes home to those who choose to have a location independent lifestyle? What are the elements that create that sense of home for them?
Abandoning the traditional way of how we define home, I wanted to see if we can take the essence of home and recreate within unfamiliar environments; new people in new places. Almost the opposite of people think about the idea of home. Can home be redefined as something that can be created, and is indefinitely changing?
Can we create that sense through meeting new people through shared passion and adventures?
Bee Home is a mobile app concept that connects digital nomads through passions and interests, at different locations. While creating these prototypes, it made me take a step back and look at this world of online dating, globally. Maybe, meet up at a city that you both have never been to or show them where you're from.