On HOMInG's last seminar, in November 2021, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo gave an online presentation ot her co-authored book South Central Dreams: Finding Home and Building Community in South L.A. Pierrette's work has been a major inspiration for homingers and, as she says, our own collective elaboration of home and migration has been important for her book. https://youtu.be/vTpwky_mJPw
Last October we invited a few colleagues to engage in a collective reflection about home, displacement and migration, starting from our collective book Thinking home on the move (Emerald, 2020). Lots of food for thought out of the conversation between Cathrine Brun, Jan Willem Duyvendak and Michele Lancione, along with HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni, Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia and Milena Belloni. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ShfoQZqh8sE
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)
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: email@example.com 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)
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)
HOMInG Interview with Rainer Bauböck, conducted by G. Echeverría and P. Boccagni, September 2021 "The notion of home straddles the statist-subjectivist distinction in interesting ways. It is usually associated with the sedentary perspective of a stable territory and population that develops a sense of belonging to this place. Migrants are then seen as people who … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #55: RAINER BAUBOCK
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org The Changing Idea … Leggi tutto ROBIN COHEN: THE CHANGING IDEA OF HOMELAND AND HOME IN DIASPORA STUDIES (SEMINAR, 22 SEPTEMBER, 12 CET)
https://youtu.be/A3gLrITJRDs On HOMInG's seminar 49/21, last February, prof. Nandita Sharma (University of Hawaii) presented and discussed with homingers and other colleagues her new book - Home Rule (Duke University Press, 2020).
What does home mean, and how does it work in the everyday public space, among a refugee minority group in a stigmatized and super-diverse urban environment? As a way to address this question, Aurora Massa and Paolo Boccagni have just published an open access article in the Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 30(1), 2021. The article stems from HOMInG's fieldwork among the … Leggi tutto THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AS HOME AWAY FROM HOME? POTENTIALS AND DILEMMAS OF HOMEMAKING IN THE PUBLIC AMONG THE SOMALI SWEDES IN RINKEBY, STOCKHOLM (MASSA & BOCCAGNI, ‘AJEC’, 2021)