SARA BONFANTI: OUR MINIMUM DWELLING SPACE – DESI WEAR AT HOME AND AWAY (VIDEO)

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 @ ‘STAY HOME STORIES – COVID-19 AND HOME’ SYMPOSIUM (24-25 NOVEMBER)

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)

‘ART, BORDERS AND BELONGING: ON HOME AND MIGRATION’ (VIDEO BOOK PRESENTATION)

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)

BOOK ONLINE PRESENTATION: PIERRETTE HONDAGNEU-SOTELO, ‘SOUTH CENTRAL DREAMS: FINDING HOME AND BUILDING COMMUNITY IN SOUTH L.A.’ (18 NOVEMBER, 6 CET)

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: bernardo.armanni@unitn.it 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)

A PLACE MIGRANTS WOULD CALL HOME (BOCCAGNI, ARMANNI, SANTINELLO – ‘COMPARATIVE MIGRATION STUDIES’, 2021)

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 @ ‘HOUSE, HOME AND THE DOMESTIC SYMPOSIUM’ (COVENTRY UNIVERSITY, ONLINE, 22 OCTOBER)

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)

TWO HOUSES, ONE FAMILY, AND THE BATTLEFIELD OF HOME (B. BERTOLANI & P. BOCCAGNI, ‘GEOFORUM’, 2021)

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)

THINKING HOME ON THE MOVE: A ROUNDTABLE WITH C. BRUN, J.W. DUYVENDAK AND M. LANCIONE (18 OCTOBER AT 12 CET – ONLINE)

HOMInG's seminar 58_21, next 18 October at 12pm CET, will be an ONLINE roundtable on the book Thinking home on the move: a conversation across disciplines (Emerald, 2020). Three colleagues we interview in the book, Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes), Jan Willem Duyvendak (NIAS and UvA) and Michele Lancione (Politecnico di Torino) will discuss questions of home on the move in their own research and … Leggi tutto THINKING HOME ON THE MOVE: A ROUNDTABLE WITH C. BRUN, J.W. DUYVENDAK AND M. LANCIONE (18 OCTOBER AT 12 CET – ONLINE)

STEFANIA YAPO: ‘THE REMITTANCE B&B: AN ARCHEOLOGY OF RELATIONS, OBJECTS AND MEMORIES IN MIGRANT TRANSNATIONAL HOUSING’ (VIDEO)

On HOMInG's seminar 52_21, last April, Stefania Yapo presented the preliminary findings of a study of migrants' transnational housing investments, related to a particular family house in Ecuador. This building lies at the core of a 'house story' that coalesces questions of cross-border mobility, family caregiving, material culture, memory-making and intergenerational wealth transmission. https://youtu.be/AAL8en2N4ng

ROBIN COHEN: THE CHANGING IDEA OF HOMELAND AND HOME IN DIASPORA STUDIES (SEMINAR, 22 SEPTEMBER, 12 CET)

Next HOMInG's seminar (58_21), on 22 September at 12pm (CET), will be with Prof. Robin Cohen (University of Oxford). Robin, a world-leading diaspora scholar who has recently "gifted" HOMInG a beautiful paper on "My lost Lithuanian home", will give an online talk on The Changing Idea of Homeland and Home in Diaspora Studies. See the abstract below.Registration: bernardo.armanni@unitn.it The Changing Idea … Leggi tutto ROBIN COHEN: THE CHANGING IDEA OF HOMELAND AND HOME IN DIASPORA STUDIES (SEMINAR, 22 SEPTEMBER, 12 CET)

‘HOME IN QUESTION: UNCOVERING MEANINGS, DESIRES AND DILEMMAS OF NON-HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & MIRANDA-NIETO, EUROPEAN JRL. OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 2021)

What is the opposite of home, and why does it matter? HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Alejandro Miranda-Nieto address this question through parallel revisits of their fieldwork, up to advancing an original conceptualization of "non-home" - as a matter (also) of volition, rather than (only) of negation, necessity or deprivation. Their article has just been published … Leggi tutto ‘HOME IN QUESTION: UNCOVERING MEANINGS, DESIRES AND DILEMMAS OF NON-HOME’ (BOCCAGNI & MIRANDA-NIETO, EUROPEAN JRL. OF CULTURAL STUDIES, 2021)

HAGAR KOTEF: “THE COLONIZING SELF: HOME AND HOMELESSNESS IN PALESTINE” (VIDEO)

HOMInG’s seminar [50_21], with Dr. Hagar Kotef (SOAS, University of London), April 22, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJ0SaJnHtsc Colonizers continuously transform spaces of violence into spaces of home. Israeli Jews settle in the West Bank and in depopulated Palestinian houses in Haifa or Jaffa. White missionaries build their lives in Africa. The descendants of European settlers in the … Leggi tutto HAGAR KOTEF: “THE COLONIZING SELF: HOME AND HOMELESSNESS IN PALESTINE” (VIDEO)