https://youtu.be/e7VkNujPFGY On HOMInG's seminar 58_21, last September, Prof. Robin Cohen (University of Oxford) gave an online presentation out of his lifelong experience in diaspora studies, by revisiting the tension between home and homeland. "We need to resist" the analytical and political conflation of "home and homeland", as Robin points out, among several other illuminating reflections.
HOMING INTERVIEW #57: HAGAR KOTEF “How does one develop a sense of home, a sense of belonging, of being in place, when one’s very practice of home and homemaking is destruction of others’ homes? … When we think of home in settler colonialism we must think constantly about these two homes, the one that is … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #57: HAGAR KOTEF
Paolo Boccagni has written an overview and conceptual paper on homemaking in refugee centres, within a newly published and interdisciplinary study of homemaking and displacement. Making Home(s) in Displacement: Critical Reflections on a Spatial Practice, edited by Luce Beeckmans, Alessandra Gola, Ashika Singh and Hilde Heynen, is an open-access book published by Leuven University Press (2022). See Paolo's chapter here.Quote: Boccagni … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI: AT HOME IN THE CENTRE? SPATIAL APPROPRIATION AND HORIZONS OF HOMEMAKING IN RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS (IN ‘MAKING HOME[S] IN DISPLACEMENT’, 2022)
HOMING INTERVIEW #56: AJAY BAILEY "As people age, they start to hold on to something that was from their past. What we've seen with Surinamese elderly is that it's not so much about being a Surinamese person, it was more about: what did I bring from there, what reminds me of home and what can … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #56: AJAY BAILEY
Drums roll, trumpets blow: Of Domes and Robes - Come il culto si fa casa, is finally out! Hiccuping through the pandemic, this docu short adds to the complexity of migrants' homemaking under uncertain conditions. Was there any space left for minority worship, let alone for live shooting, when distancing was mandatory? The film will be screened in its hometown … Leggi tutto OF DOMES AND ROBES – COME IL CULTO SI FA CASA (BY SARA BONFANTI & WAJAHAT A. KAZMI) IS NOW OUT!
On HOMInG's seminar 53/21, last May, Barbara Bertolani gave a presentation out of her fieldwork within the domestic space of her Sikh informants in Italy. This enabled her to reveal how the home is re-adapted for religious purposes, and what difference this makes. On this, Barbara has then written an article (co-authored with Paolo Boccagni) which is … Leggi tutto BARBARA BERTOLANI: EXPLORING THE SACRALIZATION OF MIGRANT HOMES (VIDEO)
On HOMInG's seminar 55/21, last May, Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia presented the findings of his participatory fieldwork on the meanings and implications of home in a local religious community, and in particular in the biographical trajectory of one Peruvian-British participant. https://youtu.be/QeWBishC8-A
On HOMInG seminar 51_21, last April, Sara Bonfanti presented findings of her fieldwork on the meanings and uses of salwar-kameez – the Punjabi suit – by combining fashion theory and social anthropology. Based on multisited ethnography, artwork and a digital survey, Sara considered the “sartorial biographies” of three Muslim women moved from South Asia to Europe. Caught in the seams … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: OUR MINIMUM DWELLING SPACE – DESI WEAR AT HOME AND AWAY (VIDEO)
HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Bernardo Armanni will participate in the "Covid-19 and Home" Symposium of the "Stay Home Stories" project (Queen Mary University of London). The event will take place next 24-25 November at the Museum of the Home in London. Paolo will give a presentation (day 1) on How COVID-19 has been re-shaping home (studies): a conceptual … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘STAY HOME STORIES – COVID-19 AND HOME’ SYMPOSIUM (24-25 NOVEMBER)
On HOMInG's seminar 54_21, last May, the editors of 'Arts, borders and belonging' presented the book (Bloomsbury, 2021), along with some contributors. The video presentation includes thoughts and comments from Maria Photiou, Marsha Meskimmon, Lydia Wooldridge, Nadia Garcia, Imogen Racz, Alexandra Kokoli, Eva Zetterman, and Aliya de Tiesenhausen. https://www.youtube.com/embed/81bzPo_08tM Abstract Co-editors Maria Photiou and Marsha Meskimmon alongside … Leggi tutto ‘ART, BORDERS AND BELONGING: ON HOME AND MIGRATION’ (VIDEO BOOK PRESENTATION)
HOMInG's seminar 59_21 will be with Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (University of Southern California), the co-author of South Central Dreams: Finding Home and Building Community in South L.A. Pierrette will give an online presentation of the book next 18 November at 6pm CET, with former homingers Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda-Nieto as discussants.The seminar will be held via Zoom. All welcome! Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org Pierrette … Leggi tutto BOOK ONLINE PRESENTATION: PIERRETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO, ‘SOUTH CENTRAL DREAMS: FINDING HOME AND BUILDING COMMUNITY IN SOUTH L.A.’ (18 NOVEMBER, 6 CET)
Is there a place migrants would call home? What does it look like, why does it matter, and how does it change over time? Paolo Boccagni, Bernardo Armanni and Cristiano Santinello have just published a research article on 'A place migrants would call home: open-ended constructions and social determinants over time among Ecuadorians in three European cities'. The article, available … Leggi tutto A PLACE MIGRANTS WOULD CALL HOME (BOCCAGNI, ARMANNI, SANTINELLO – ‘COMPARATIVE MIGRATION STUDIES’, 2021)
HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation at Coventry University's virtual symposium on "House, home and the domestic" next 22 October. Paolo's presentation, 'As if it were Home: On the promise of home as a metaphor of and into social reality', will be in Panel 2 (11.45-12.45 GMT). See more info below. House, Home and the Domestic … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘HOUSE, HOME AND THE DOMESTIC SYMPOSIUM’ (COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, ONLINE, 22 OCTOBER)
Home can be made as well as unmade, in a literal, relational or emotional sense. Barbara Bertolani and Paolo Boccagni explore this process through the lived experience of two family houses in semi-rural Punjab. Their article, which has just been published in Geoforum, draws on HOMInG's fieldwork in India in 2019. It aims to contribute to the literature on home … Leggi tutto TWO HOUSES, ONE FAMILY, AND THE BATTLEFIELD OF HOME (B. BERTOLANI & P. BOCCAGNI, ‘GEOFORUM’, 2021)