GIULIANA COSTA @ HOMING: EMERGING CARE NEEDS AND THE (RE)CONSTRUCTION OF DOMESTIC SPACE

In HOMInG's seminar no. 13_17 (in Italian), Giuliana Costa (Politecnico, Milano) discusses the prospects for home-making in social welfare practice with vulnerable people leaving their usual domestic arrangements - what "used to be home". Drawing from instances of housing initiatives for the elderly, the disabled and asylum seekers, and from the subjective experience of clients … Leggi tutto GIULIANA COSTA @ HOMING: EMERGING CARE NEEDS AND THE (RE)CONSTRUCTION OF DOMESTIC SPACE

NEW PROJECT: HOASI – HOME AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ITALY

From January 2018 onwards, HOMInG will be paralleled by HOASI, a new study of Home and Asylum Seekers in Italy. This is a MIUR-FARE Research project on the home experience and trajectories of forced migrants in Italy, awarded to Paolo Boccagni in 2017 (see a short description below; for more info, see fare.miur.it). HOASI will employ some new postdoctoral researchers for in-depth fieldwork … Leggi tutto NEW PROJECT: HOASI – HOME AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ITALY

Aurora Massa: Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London

Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London by Aurora Massa   After the Second World War, Italian colonialism followed a peculiar historical path compared to that of other European countries. In Italy, the memory of colonialism almost vanished because of post-war efforts to deal … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London

COSTRUCTING HOUSES – CREATING HOME: A SEMINAR WITH PETER KELLETT

The first 2018 seminar of HOMInG will be with Peter Kellett (Newcastle University) next January 10, 2.30pm, Dipartimento di Sociologia. See more info below. As usual, all welcome!   Constructing houses: creating home. Informal building and dwelling practices in Colombia Peter Kellett (Newcastle University) Increasing proportions of the world’s urban population create their own dwellings through … Leggi tutto COSTRUCTING HOUSES – CREATING HOME: A SEMINAR WITH PETER KELLETT

PNINA WERBNER @ HOMING: THE ILLUSION OF SIMULTANEITY – WHEN HOME LOSES ITS ‘HOMELINESS’ 

On her visit to HOMInG, in November 2017, anthropologist Pnina Werbner (Keele University) gave a lecture on the prospects and limitations of migrant simultaneous engagement in two or more countries. By revisiting the work of innumerable theorists and researchers, from DuBois and Schutz to contemporary scholars of transnationalism, Werbner suggests that migration tends to separate the … Leggi tutto PNINA WERBNER @ HOMING: THE ILLUSION OF SIMULTANEITY – WHEN HOME LOSES ITS ‘HOMELINESS’ 

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”

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)