Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory, University of Melbourne, and Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Conducted by Sara Bonfanti on 12 Sept. 2018 – University of Trento
“Occupying a space does not necessarily mean you develop a homely attachment to it. That’s the case of many migrants: some of them may be physically at home but feel detached from it, whereas others might be away from home but still feel they are connected or belong to it. And there’s no simple equation between a place of origin and one of destination, or of several movements across time, as I tried to articulate
about the continuous ambivalence of multiple spatiality for diasporic subjects”.
(Picture: Hugo Heyrman, acrylic paint on paper. From the front cover of Waiting, edited by Ghassan Hage)