‘OF HOME-COMINGS AND HOME-SCALES: REFRAMING RETURN MIGRATION THROUGH A MULTISCALAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOME’ (PEREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, ‘GLOBAL NETWORKS’, 2022)

HOMInG's Luis Eduardo Pérez-Murcia and Paolo Boccagni have recently published a research article in Global Networks. The paper revisits the burgeoning debate on return migration in a home studies perspective, drawing on HOMInG's fieldwork with Ecuadorian migrants. As the authors argue, approaching return as an ongoing interplay between different views, forms and scales of home illuminates its lived experience and … Leggi tutto ‘OF HOME-COMINGS AND HOME-SCALES: REFRAMING RETURN MIGRATION THROUGH A MULTISCALAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOME’ (PEREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, ‘GLOBAL NETWORKS’, 2022)

HOMING @ ETHNOLOGISCHES KOLLOQUIUM – UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG (21 JUNE): ‘SHOULD REFUGE(ES) BE CLEAN’?

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni has been invited to give a talk at the Institut für Ethnologie, University of Hamburg, within the Ethnologisches Kolloquium series, next June 21 at 6pm. See the title and abstract of his presentation below. Should refuge(es) be clean? On the politics and shifting boundaries of clean and dirt in an asylum centre Paolo Boccagni (University of … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ETHNOLOGISCHES KOLLOQUIUM – UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG (21 JUNE): ‘SHOULD REFUGE(ES) BE CLEAN’?

‘ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE’ (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)

'ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE' (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)Download Reception centres for asylum seekers, and “camps” more broadly, are a subject of increasing interest in refugee, housing and border studies. Only a fraction of the literature, however, draws on proper ethnographic fieldwork within these infrastructures. A case … Leggi tutto ‘ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE’ (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)

‘DO OBJECTS (RE)PRODUCE HOME AMONG INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS?’ (PEREZ-MURCIA AND BOCCAGNI, ‘JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES’, 2022)

Home has also to do with the materiality of certain objects in everyday life. What are the typical meanings and functions of these objects, and how far do they work as affordances for homemaking, among international migrants? Pérez-Murcia and Boccagni address these questions in a new article in the Journal of Intercultural Studies, drawing on HOMInG's fieldwork into … Leggi tutto ‘DO OBJECTS (RE)PRODUCE HOME AMONG INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS?’ (PEREZ-MURCIA AND BOCCAGNI, ‘JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES’, 2022)

‘YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TRANSIT, BUT THE HOUSE STAYS’: REMITTING, RESTORING AND REMAKING HOME IN A FAMILY HOUSE IN CUENCA, ECUADOR (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOUSING, THEORY AND SOCIETY’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni and Stefania Yapo have just published an article in Housing, Theory and Society, through the biography of a migrant family house in Ecuador. By in-depth fieldwork on the lived story of one particular house, the authors delve into questions of memory-building, space (re)appropriation, temporality, care and commodification that speak to the broader debate on transnational migration … Leggi tutto ‘YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TRANSIT, BUT THE HOUSE STAYS’: REMITTING, RESTORING AND REMAKING HOME IN A FAMILY HOUSE IN CUENCA, ECUADOR (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOUSING, THEORY AND SOCIETY’, 2022)

HOMING @ ‘HAUNTED BY HOMES’: A SYMPOSIUM AT THE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL INQUIRY IN BERLIN (5-6 MAY)

Paolo Boccagni will give a keynote next 5 May at the 'Haunted by homes' Symposium, convened by  Amina El Halawani at ICI Berlin - Institute for Cultural Inquiry. More details below Paolo Boccagni  AS IF IT WERE HOME: Exploring Home as a Metaphor to Approach Social Reality  This presentation invites looking at home as a metaphor to approach social reality … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘HAUNTED BY HOMES’: A SYMPOSIUM AT THE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL INQUIRY IN BERLIN (5-6 MAY)

FROM BREADWINNER TO BEDRIDDEN: VULNERABLE TALES OF A LABOR MIGRANT HOUSEHOLD IN ITALY (S. BONFANTI, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

Former hominger Sara Bonfanti has recently published an article, From breadwinner to bedridden: Vulnerable tales of a labor migrant household in Italy, in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.The article is part of a Special Issue on Vulnerable homes on the move edited by Sara Bonfanti together with Aurora Massa and Shuhua Chen. From breadwinner to bedridden: Vulnerable tales of a … Leggi tutto FROM BREADWINNER TO BEDRIDDEN: VULNERABLE TALES OF A LABOR MIGRANT HOUSEHOLD IN ITALY (S. BONFANTI, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

HOMING @ CEDLA: UNPACKING THE MIGRANT/NON-MIGRANT RELATION: KEY LESSONS FROM ECUADOR AND ITALY (AMSTERDAM, 22 APRIL, 3.30)

Next April 22, at 3.30pm, Paolo Boccagni will give a talk  in the lecture series of CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation) at the University of Amsterdam. See the abstract below. Unpacking the migrant / non-migrant relation: Key lessons from Ecuador and Italy Paolo Boccagni, University of TrentoHow does the relation between migrants and (so-called) non-migrants evolve over … Leggi tutto HOMING @ CEDLA: UNPACKING THE MIGRANT/NON-MIGRANT RELATION: KEY LESSONS FROM ECUADOR AND ITALY (AMSTERDAM, 22 APRIL, 3.30)

HOMING: A CATEGORY FOR RESEARCH ON SPACE APPROPRIATION AND HOME-ORIENTED MOBILITIES (P. BOCCAGNI, ‘MOBILITIES’, 2022)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni has just published in Mobilities an open access article that revisits and advances further the project's theoretical approach, after five years of fieldwork.Homing: a category for research on space appropriation and ‘home-oriented’ mobilities https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2046977 Abstract This article is a conceptual invitation to homing, to revisit the everyday social experience of home as a situated manifestation of … Leggi tutto HOMING: A CATEGORY FOR RESEARCH ON SPACE APPROPRIATION AND HOME-ORIENTED MOBILITIES (P. BOCCAGNI, ‘MOBILITIES’, 2022)

HOMING @ EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH (AMSTERDAM, 7 APRIL)

At the forthcoming Annual Conference of the European Association for Social Work Research (Amsterdam, 6-8 April), Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation on Social work as “housekeeping”? Meanings and dilemmas of the caseworker-client relationship in asylum seekers' reception. See the abstract of Paolo's presentation below Session 10 - Working with the right to asylum (Thursday April 7, 13.30-15) Social work as “housekeeping”? … Leggi tutto HOMING @ EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH (AMSTERDAM, 7 APRIL)

HOMING @ REROOT – MALMO UNIVERSITY: TEMPORALIZING INFRASTRUCTURES (MARCH 31, 2.30 CET)

Paolo Boccagni will give a hybrid lecture at Malmo University, as a part of the ReROOT project, next 31 March at 2.30 CET. The lecture is on Temporalizing infrastructures: How time and temporalities shape the encounters between asylum seekers and multiple infrastructuring More info and details for registration Temporalizing infrastructures: How time and temporalities shape the encounters between asylum seekers … Leggi tutto HOMING @ REROOT – MALMO UNIVERSITY: TEMPORALIZING INFRASTRUCTURES (MARCH 31, 2.30 CET)