In 1972, the Blue Marble made it home. The first full-color image of the Earth taken from space landed on coffee tables and TV screens around the world — imprinting itself on humanity and permanently expanding our idea of home.
Nearly half a century later, ideas and images of home are as intimate as they are infinite. Home is a house. A body. A single point on a map. As Blue Marble suggests, home both contains and transcends place. It is ecological, ideological, political, cultural, and, at times, even fictional.
Home is deeply personal. It is a thought, a vision, a memory. It is as satisfying as the turn of a key, as comfortable as a familiar song, and as simple as a packed lunch. And yet, home also carries more weight. As nations calcify their borders; as urban centers sprawl into megalopolises; as islands disappear in sand grabs to make new land in wealthier nations; as species go extinct; as rising housing prices predominantly displace people of color, we are forced to ask: who has the right to home? What has the right to home? On what grounds? And at what costs?