NEW PROJECT: HOASI – HOME AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ITALY

From January 2018 onwards, HOMInG will be paralleled by HOASI, a new study of Home and Asylum Seekers in Italy. This is a MIUR-FARE Research project on the home experience and trajectories of forced migrants in Italy, awarded to Paolo Boccagni in 2017 (see a short description below; for more info, see fare.miur.it). HOASI will employ some new postdoctoral researchers for in-depth fieldwork … Leggi tutto NEW PROJECT: HOASI – HOME AND ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ITALY

Aurora Massa: Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London

Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London by Aurora Massa   After the Second World War, Italian colonialism followed a peculiar historical path compared to that of other European countries. In Italy, the memory of colonialism almost vanished because of post-war efforts to deal … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: Back in (whose?) time: Traces of Italian colonialism in Eritrean and Somali restaurants and cafés in Northern London

Paolo Boccagni: “Saving home from the pitfalls of the home, through homing”

HOMInG Working paper no. 1/2017 PAOLO BOCCAGNI “Saving home from the pitfalls of the home, through homing. Towards a ‘positive deconstruction’ of the social meanings, functions and moralities of home” The home holds an inclusive and supportive potential for vulnerable people which is both critical and under-explored. In order to advance research into it, this … Leggi tutto Paolo Boccagni: “Saving home from the pitfalls of the home, through homing”

SARA BONFANTI: GOING VERTICAL IN AN URBAN PERIPHERY – WINDING THROUGH SOCIAL HOUSING SKYSCRAPERS IN BRESCIA

Going vertical in an urban periphery: winding through social housing skyscrapers in Brescia by Sara Bonfanti The post recalls some of my fieldwork days in S. Polo neighborhood last autumn: meeting with a Board of Residents and paying home visits to a senior tenant in Cimabue Tower. What’s the matter with (being sent to) dwelling … Leggi tutto SARA BONFANTI: GOING VERTICAL IN AN URBAN PERIPHERY – WINDING THROUGH SOCIAL HOUSING SKYSCRAPERS IN BRESCIA

HOMING IN PROGRESS (2)

The second round of postdoctoral selections, to complete HOMInG’s research team, is now concluded. Almost forty applications were received from sixteen different countries, across all five continents. Candidates were from Italy (42%), as well as from Spain, India, Colombia, the US, and then Germany, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Brazil and Albania. … Leggi tutto HOMING IN PROGRESS (2)

Sara Bonfanti: Wanderlust in London. A reflection on ‘homing’, from East to West End

Wanderlust in London: a reflection on ‘homing’, from East to West End by Sara Bonfanti Snapshot after snapshot, this long post narrates the pilot fieldwork conducted by the author in London last October. Trailing the conspicuousness of British south Asians, ethnographic reflections emotively charged approach some of the puzzles that these heterogeneous diasporas have experienced … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Wanderlust in London. A reflection on ‘homing’, from East to West End

HOMInG @ HRF 2017

At the London annual conference of the Home Renaissance Foundation - A Home: a Place of Growth, Care and Wellbeing - Paolo Boccagni will present a paper on Saving home from the pitfalls of the home, through homing: Towards a “positive deconstruction” of the social meanings, functions and moralities of home (London, the Royal Society … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ HRF 2017