Olivia Sheringham and Janetka Platun: The globe as home? Urban dwelling, collaboration and the rolling story of Globe

Last year the British Prime Minster famously said ‘ If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere’. Why is it so easy to discard what connects us all? What can be created from the rejected fragments? During a workshop these ideas were explored and discussed. Staff and students drew … Leggi tutto Olivia Sheringham and Janetka Platun: The globe as home? Urban dwelling, collaboration and the rolling story of Globe

LUIS EDUARDO PEREZ MURCIA: “‘Looking at the Invisible’: The Painful Memories of Losing Home amongst Internally Displaced People in Colombia”

LUIS EDUARDO PEREZ MURCIA:  ‘Looking at the Invisible’: The Painful Memories of Losing Home amongst Internally Displaced People in Colombia  Within HOMInG's seminar 15_18, last February, Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia gave a presentation on the loss and memories of home among the internally displaced in Colombia. His presentation explores the temporal and spatial dimensions of the relationship between conflict, displacement … Leggi tutto LUIS EDUARDO PEREZ MURCIA: “‘Looking at the Invisible’: The Painful Memories of Losing Home amongst Internally Displaced People in Colombia”

Alejandro Miranda Nieto: “Ecuavoley in Madrid: new neighbours, old neighbours and the ordinary uses of home in public space”

Ecuavoley in Madrid: new neighbours, old neighbours and the ordinary uses of home in public space by Alejandro Miranda Nieto   One of the issues that we have been grappling with in our HOMInG project has to do with home as a socially constructed scale that extends beyond the domestic environment. That is, how home-making practices … Leggi tutto Alejandro Miranda Nieto: “Ecuavoley in Madrid: new neighbours, old neighbours and the ordinary uses of home in public space”

GLOBE: A CITIZEN OF NOWHERE – A WORKSHOP WITH JANETKA PLATUN

Please join us, next Thursday (April 12) from 4 to 6, for a public screening of Globe's film 'Here Be Dragons'. Globe is a collaborative filmic and sculptural project developed by Janetka Platun and the School of Geography and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. The film explores questions of home and migration in East London. The … Leggi tutto GLOBE: A CITIZEN OF NOWHERE – A WORKSHOP WITH JANETKA PLATUN

NEW SEMINAR: Exploring urban dwelling and migration through collaboration and creative practice (April 13)

HOMInG's seminar no 17_18 will take place next April 13 at 11am, Dpt. of Sociology. The invited speakers are Olivia Sheringham and Janetka Platun (Queen Mary, University of London). This seminar will discuss the relationships between urban dwelling, migration and mobility with a particular focus on creative practice and collaborations beyond the academy. The discussion will comprise of two key … Leggi tutto NEW SEMINAR: Exploring urban dwelling and migration through collaboration and creative practice (April 13)

HOMING @ BSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE (NEWCASTLE, 10 APRIL)

Within the Annual conference of the British Sociological Association in Newcastle, next April 10 (9-10.30am), Paolo Boccagni will convene a 'special event' on Researching home, sociologically. The session will include contributions by Caroline Blunt (When and Why Are We at Home (In Our Research)? Adaptability, Hospitality and Attachment); Anna Pechurina (The Study of Diasporic Identities through Home-Making Practices); and Paolo Boccagni (Home Tours: Towards … Leggi tutto HOMING @ BSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE (NEWCASTLE, 10 APRIL)

HOMInG @ CHICAGO’S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EUROPEANISTS (CES)  

Paolo Boccagni and Alejandro Miranda will participate in the annual meeting of the Council for European Studies (CES) in  on March 28-30. Paolo and Alejandro will present their work in a session on Domopolitics, and beyond; on the political mobilization of 'home' in Europe and North America (March 29), together with Jan Willem Duyvendak, Peter Kivisto and Fenneke Wekker. … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ CHICAGO’S INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EUROPEANISTS (CES)  

HOMInG @ UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

On March 26 at 1pm Paolo Boccagni will give an invited talk at the University of Windsor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology. The talk will be on "Homing" as an everyday optic on migrant trajectories of local integration: Beyond assimilation vs transnationalism. More info on http://www.uwindsor.ca/sociology/173/paolo-boccagni-visiting-speaker

AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS - RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS by Aurora Massa Based on my fieldwork in London, this post focuses on some religious practices which take place in the domestic spaces of Eritrean migrants. By analysing icons and devotional gatherings for celebrating holy figures I reflect on the … Leggi tutto AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

Sara Bonfanti: “Back to the navel… down and out in Brent and Southall”

The post goes through the author’s second ethnographic fieldwork in Greater London last February, giving voice to the people met (mostly British South Asians living north and west of the City) and their accounts of the home experience. Keywords: memory and belonging; civic engagement and estrangement.   BACK TO THE NAVEL_ DOWN AND OUT IN … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “Back to the navel… down and out in Brent and Southall”