NEW HOMINGERS: BERNARDO ARMANNI, STEFANIA YAPO, STEFANIA TOMA

As of March 2020, the research team of HOMInG includes three more colleagues, all of them recruited as research assistants: Bernardo Armanni, Stefania Yapo and Stefania Toma. See their short bios below. Bernardo Armanni Bernardo Armanni is a graduate cultural sociologist, who joined HOMInG as a research assistant in February 2020. In March 2019 he … Leggi tutto NEW HOMINGERS: BERNARDO ARMANNI, STEFANIA YAPO, STEFANIA TOMA

The social importance of squatting: Milena Belloni’s intervention at Amsterdam City Council

Based on 9 months HOMInG research in Amsterdam, Milena Belloni addresses the commission of the municipality over the mayor's proposal to restrict squatting. As she argues, squatting can provide cheap and creative solutions for the unsolved housing problem of the many undocumented migrants living in the city. Here is the text of the speech. 30th … Leggi tutto The social importance of squatting: Milena Belloni’s intervention at Amsterdam City Council

On HOMInG’s large-scale survey in London

Extending two years of qualitative fieldwork across Europe, the HOMInG project is now conducting a large-scale survey across European capitals. Building on its qualitative findings, the HOMInG team designed an interactive questionnaire, aiming to unpack how migrants dwell and inhabit their cities of settlement. Divided in nine modules, this questionnaire covers a range of topics, … Leggi tutto On HOMInG’s large-scale survey in London

HOMINGERS @ASA 2019: “ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES”

Under the stream “Displacements of Power”, on Wed. 4th  Sept., Bonfanti and Massa from HOMInG will hold the Panel “Shaking grounds; strategies for urban resilience when homes make no safe heavens”. The ASA 2019 Conference (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth… isn’t it time to de-colonialize this reference?!) is taking place at … Leggi tutto HOMINGERS @ASA 2019: “ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL CHALLENGES”

HOMING’S SURVEY IN LONDON: NEW CALL FOR INTERVIEWERS (DEADLINE: SEPT. 6)

The HOMInG project is recruiting interviewers for the second wave of its survey on the experience of home among migrants in London, through a specially devised interactive questionnaire. Data collection will take place in selected neighbourhoods of London between 3 October and 3 November 2019 Essential requirements: Fluency in English and in Spanish; Participation in the training, in London, on the 3rd of October Optional … Leggi tutto HOMING’S SURVEY IN LONDON: NEW CALL FOR INTERVIEWERS (DEADLINE: SEPT. 6)

AFTER THE MID-TERM HOMING SYMPOSIUM (2): NOTES FROM THE FINAL ROUNDTABLE

At the end of HOMInG's mid-term symposium, last June, a roundtable took place, involving P. Hondagneu-Sotelo, G. Sciortino, N. Harney and P. Boccagni. In the format of an open conversation, drawing from the Symposium itself, the panelists raised a number of fascinating points and challenges to advance the debate on home and migration... see below! … Leggi tutto AFTER THE MID-TERM HOMING SYMPOSIUM (2): NOTES FROM THE FINAL ROUNDTABLE

HOMInG @ ECAS 2019 (European Conference for African Studies, Edinburgh, 11-14 June)

HOMInG's Milena Belloni will chair, together with Tanja Muller (University of Manchester), a panel in the European Conference for African Studies (ECAS) in Edinburgh from 11th to 14th June, 2019. The panel (Pol 09- 12th June) investigates political belonging among African diasporas. It is entitled Urban citizenship and mobility between here and there: Understanding political belonging among Africa diasporas. Recent scholarship on African … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ ECAS 2019 (European Conference for African Studies, Edinburgh, 11-14 June)

Call for applications: interviewers

Call for applications The HOMInG project is recruiting interviewers for its upcoming survey. What? Collecting data from immigrants with an interactive questionnaire. Where? In selected neighbourhoods of London. When? July 2019. Essential requirements: - Background in social sciences - Fluency in English Optional qualifications: - Prior experience in data collection - Prior fieldwork experience in … Leggi tutto Call for applications: interviewers

HOMING & RELIGION: SARA BONFANTI @ SIEF 2019 (“ORDINARY RITUALS”) and @ LUCIS (“ISLAM AND SOCIETY”)

“I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.” Khalil Gibran (1923) Over the past two years, HOMInG has come to recognize that migration and homemaking are deeply entwined with religion. As much … Leggi tutto HOMING & RELIGION: SARA BONFANTI @ SIEF 2019 (“ORDINARY RITUALS”) and @ LUCIS (“ISLAM AND SOCIETY”)

HOMING @ DISPLACEMENT & DOMESTICITY: REFUGEES, MIGRANTS AND EXPATS MAKING HOMES

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a keynote lecture at the end of the international workshop on: Displacement&Domesticity: Refugees, Migrants & Expats Making Homes, to take place in Brussels next March 28-20. The workshop has been promoted by EAHN - European Architectural History Network. The convenor is prof. Hilde Heynen (University of Leuven), together with her research group. The main workshop tracks will be on "Rethinking domesticity", "Practices", "Historical perspectives", … Leggi tutto HOMING @ DISPLACEMENT & DOMESTICITY: REFUGEES, MIGRANTS AND EXPATS MAKING HOMES