Paolo Boccagni: “Ethnic” restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid

"Ethnic" restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid by Paolo Boccagni Talking about home and studying homemaking, in people's everyday life, may be a matter of very mundane and unexotic topics. One of them is certainly food. There is much true, and little new, in the idea that "ethnic" … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “Ethnic” restaurants and the reproduction of home in the public, or from afar: fieldnotes from Madrid

Aurora Massa: “Knowledge production, ethical participation and political commitment. Notes from the Annual meeting of Escapes”

Knowledge production, ethical participation and political commitment Notes from the Annual meeting of Escapes by Aurora Massa   At the end of June I attended the conference Ragion di stato, ragioni umanitarie. Genealogie e prospettive del sistema di asilo (Reason of state, reasons of humanitarism. Genealogies and perspectives on the asylum regime) in Milan, where … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: “Knowledge production, ethical participation and political commitment. Notes from the Annual meeting of Escapes”

Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia: ‘Peru is our country but the UK is our home. Our life is here’

‘Peru is our country but the UK is our home. Our life is here’ By Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia People migrate for several reasons. While some move in the search for safety following experiences of conflict and violence, others move in the search for economic betterment or academic opportunities. Lucho’s migratory experience challenges binary frameworks … Leggi tutto Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia: ‘Peru is our country but the UK is our home. Our life is here’

Sara Bonfanti: “Of shifts and stitches,  field-working among Hindustanis in Amsterdam”

Of shifts and stitches,  field-working among Hindustanis in Amsterdam By Sara Bonfanti The Post highlights some epiphanies of doing ethnography in the Dutch capital, searching for patterns of Indo-Pakistani migrations, and finding savoury exceptionalities. Tags: Hindustanis, associations, migration visas, houses of worship, Netherlands.   Pic.1_Amsterdam, channelling touristsApril 2018. I shifted to the NL quite reluctantly, … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “Of shifts and stitches,  field-working among Hindustanis in Amsterdam”

Alejandro Miranda Nieto: “Ecuavoley in Madrid: new neighbours, old neighbours and the ordinary uses of home in public space”

Ecuavoley in Madrid: new neighbours, old neighbours and the ordinary uses of home in public space by Alejandro Miranda Nieto   One of the issues that we have been grappling with in our HOMInG project has to do with home as a socially constructed scale that extends beyond the domestic environment. That is, how home-making practices … Leggi tutto Alejandro Miranda Nieto: “Ecuavoley in Madrid: new neighbours, old neighbours and the ordinary uses of home in public space”

AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS - RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS by Aurora Massa Based on my fieldwork in London, this post focuses on some religious practices which take place in the domestic spaces of Eritrean migrants. By analysing icons and devotional gatherings for celebrating holy figures I reflect on the … Leggi tutto AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

Sara Bonfanti: “Back to the navel… down and out in Brent and Southall”

The post goes through the author’s second ethnographic fieldwork in Greater London last February, giving voice to the people met (mostly British South Asians living north and west of the City) and their accounts of the home experience. Keywords: memory and belonging; civic engagement and estrangement.   BACK TO THE NAVEL_ DOWN AND OUT IN … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: “Back to the navel… down and out in Brent and Southall”

Paolo Boccagni: “999 questions (and a few answers) on dwelling: art and homemaking in Milan”

999 questions (and a few answers) on dwelling: art and homemaking in Milan by Paolo Boccagni   “What can art tell us about home?”, Olivia Sheringham and Richard Baxter wondered some years ago (see the wrap-up post on the "Workshop on home and art" which took place at the Geffrye Museum, London, in May 2015: www.geog.qmul.ac.uk/news/2015/items/what-can-art-tell-us-about-home.html). … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “999 questions (and a few answers) on dwelling: art and homemaking in Milan”

Alejandro Miranda: Flat sharing in Madrid – Thresholds of privacy and intimacy

Flat sharing is a common living arrangement in many large cities. I have been exploring how this strategy is used by locals and foreigners while conducting fieldwork in Madrid. Although many have the impression that flat sharing is something migrants do with people of their same nationality, I have found that this is not always … Leggi tutto Alejandro Miranda: Flat sharing in Madrid – Thresholds of privacy and intimacy