Paolo Boccagni: “Saving home from the pitfalls of the home, through homing”

HOMInG Working paper no. 1/2017 PAOLO BOCCAGNI “Saving home from the pitfalls of the home, through homing. Towards a ‘positive deconstruction’ of the social meanings, functions and moralities of home” The home holds an inclusive and supportive potential for vulnerable people which is both critical and under-explored. In order to advance research into it, this … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “Saving home from the pitfalls of the home, through homing”

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Where next? Emerging care needs and the (re)construction of domestic space: a seminar with Giuliana Costa

HOMInG' seminar 13_17, next December 12 at 3pm, will be with Giuliana Costa (Politecnico di Milano). See the abstract below. All Italian speakers welcome! Dove lo/la metto? Dalla casa d'origine al trovare-casa “Dove lo/la metto?” è una domanda con cui buona parte delle persone si deve confrontare nell’arco dell’esistenza. All’insorgere di problemi e di vuoti di … Leggi tutto Where next? Emerging care needs and the (re)construction of domestic space: a seminar with Giuliana Costa

SARA BONFANTI: GOING VERTICAL IN AN URBAN PERIPHERY – WINDING THROUGH SOCIAL HOUSING SKYSCRAPERS IN BRESCIA

Going vertical in an urban periphery: winding through social housing skyscrapers in Brescia by Sara Bonfanti The post recalls some of my fieldwork days in S. Polo neighborhood last autumn: meeting with a Board of Residents and paying home visits to a senior tenant in Cimabue Tower. What’s the matter with (being sent to) dwelling … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: GOING VERTICAL IN AN URBAN PERIPHERY – WINDING THROUGH SOCIAL HOUSING SKYSCRAPERS IN BRESCIA

HOMING IN PROGRESS (2)

The second round of postdoctoral selections, to complete HOMInG’s research team, is now concluded. Almost forty applications were received from sixteen different countries, across all five continents. Candidates were from Italy (42%), as well as from Spain, India, Colombia, the US, and then Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Brazil and Albania. … Leggi tutto HOMING IN PROGRESS (2)

Sara Bonfanti: Wanderlust in London. A reflection on ‘homing’, from East to West End

Wanderlust in London: a reflection on ‘homing’, from East to West End by Sara Bonfanti Snapshot after snapshot, this long post narrates the pilot fieldwork conducted by the author in London last October. Trailing the conspicuousness of British south Asians, ethnographic reflections emotively charged approach some of the puzzles that these heterogeneous diasporas have experienced … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Wanderlust in London. A reflection on ‘homing’, from East to West End

HOMInG @ HRF 2017

At the London annual conference of the Home Renaissance Foundation - A Home: a Place of Growth, Care and Wellbeing - Paolo Boccagni will present a paper on Saving home from the pitfalls of the home, through homing: Towards a “positive deconstruction” of the social meanings, functions and moralities of home (London, the Royal Society … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ HRF 2017

DANIEL MILLER @ HOMING: MIGRANTS AND HOME DECORATION, OFFLINE AND ONLINE

HOMInG seminar no. 10, last October, was with anthropologist Daniel Miller (@DannyAnth). In his speech, Prof. Miller provides an extended and stimulating overview of migrants' home-making through his research findings, across continents, over the last decades. Ethnographic case studies of migration from Trinidad, Jamaica, the Philippines and China are used to stimulate a critical debate … Leggi tutto DANIEL MILLER @ HOMING: MIGRANTS AND HOME DECORATION, OFFLINE AND ONLINE

Two HOMInG seminars with Pnina Werbner (November 9-10)

On November 9-10 HOMInG will host social anthropologist Pnina Werbner, a leading scholar of migration and diasporas. On Thursday November 9 at 4pm, Dpt. of Sociology, prof. Werbner will give a public seminar on The Illusion of Simultaneity: When Home loses its ‘Homeliness’ (see the abstract below). On the following day, November 10 at 11am, Pnina will … Leggi tutto Two HOMInG seminars with Pnina Werbner (November 9-10)