Movement is a common but complex phenomenon. Movement is also the permanent, long-term or periodical region and residence change of people. This common phenomenon explains the agency of households in the urbanization process of Taipei. Family movement involves molding of living experience under urban and rural development, post-war immigration, urban society and culture change. From the descriptions of individual experiences, we can clearly understand the partial or entire change of the world we live in, including from changes of working, school, and living environments, to custom, language, mentality, and identity transformations.
The author of this paper conducted in-depth field interviews for the drift and fixation of a family''s residence. In contrast with the entire progression of urbanization process of Taipei, in the past two decades, this family reproduced a residing resume of living and (generation) life experience in the living map of the city.
Through drawing, interviews and reading field data, we walked into the living space of the case family for the last decade, and living paths and space experiences they left. This paper focused on case experience study, trying to find the “space cognition” and “place coherence” shuttling through past, present, and future by the story text, and trying to explore the daily-life urban survival strategies hidden in the script by taking scenario memory of the text and living paths as objects of interpretation. Through case family members’ re-interpretation to their movement history, how the case family mother showed her women experience in the experience of the several times of movement was especially focused.