STEFANIA YAPO: ‘THE REMITTANCE B&B: AN ARCHEOLOGY OF RELATIONS, OBJECTS AND MEMORIES IN MIGRANT TRANSNATIONAL HOUSING’ (VIDEO)

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

HAGAR KOTEF: “THE COLONIZING SELF: HOME AND HOMELESSNESS IN PALESTINE” (VIDEO)

HOMInG’s seminar [50_21], with Dr. Hagar Kotef (SOAS, University of London), April 22, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/embed/aJ0SaJnHtsc Colonizers continuously transform spaces of violence into spaces of home. Israeli Jews settle in the West Bank and in depopulated Palestinian houses in Haifa or Jaffa. White missionaries build their lives in Africa. The descendants of European settlers in the … Leggi tutto HAGAR KOTEF: “THE COLONIZING SELF: HOME AND HOMELESSNESS IN PALESTINE” (VIDEO)

Ariel Handel: “What’s in a home” (video)

HOMInG Seminar 47_20, last December, was with Dr. Ariel Handel (Tel Aviv University), author, among other pieces, of What’s in a home? Toward a critical theory of housing/dwelling. https://youtu.be/WzfKE5lb5H0 Ariel held a seminar titled Between Homing And Ruination: Making And Unmaking Homes In The Occupied Palestinian Territories, discussing settler colonialism as a specific type of relation between migration … Leggi tutto Ariel Handel: “What’s in a home” (video)

TASOULLA HADJIYANNI: TOWARD CULTURALLY ENRICHED COMMUNITIES: THE RIGHT TO HOME (VIDEO)

HOMInG's seminar 44_20, last October, was with Prof. Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (University of Minnesota), the author of The Right to Home: Exploring how space, culture and identity intersect with disparities, Palgrave, 2019. Tasoulla presented key findings and insights from her recent book and from her past research into the housing and domestic experience of immigrant and minority communities. https://www.youtube.com/embed/xx6HJmnilGE

HOMING INTERVIEW #47: OSCAR MOLINA AND BRENDA STEINECKE SOTO

Oscar Molina and Brenda Steinecke Soto [@casademamaicha] have a unique record in film-making on the meanings of home and house among migrants and their dear ones in the countries of origin. Their Mi Casa My Home Trilogy is a groundbreaking exploration of the lived experience of migrant homes, in presence and from a distance. Upon their visit to HOMInG in Trento, autumn … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #47: OSCAR MOLINA AND BRENDA STEINECKE SOTO

JASON HART: SAFE AS HOUSES? SHELTER AND HOME IN DISPLACEMENT CAMPS (VIDEO)

On HOMInG's seminar 38_19, prof. Jason Hart (University of Bath) presented his past and ongoing research on the experience of displacement and home among residents in refugee camps. See the abstract below. See the video here. Jason Hart (University of Bath) Safe as Houses?: Shelter and Home in Displacement Camps Forced displacement is commonly conceptualised as … Leggi tutto JASON HART: SAFE AS HOUSES? SHELTER AND HOME IN DISPLACEMENT CAMPS (VIDEO)

Rachael Kiddey: Documenting Displacement. A Contemporary Archaeologist’s Guide to Urban Ethnography (Video)

Upon HOMInG seminar 34_19, during the Trento School in Ethnography (September 2019), archeologist Rachael Kiddey (University of Oxford) gave a fascinating lecture out of her fieldwork experience with homeless and refugee people in "contemporary archeology". See a summary of Rachael's presentation below. https://youtu.be/PL6rWJ170mI Archaeology is the study of material culture and its relationship with people, past and present. Archaeological data – … Leggi tutto Rachael Kiddey: Documenting Displacement. A Contemporary Archaeologist’s Guide to Urban Ethnography (Video)

Gordon Mathews: “‘Ghetto at the center of the world’, ten years after” (VIDEO)

On HOMInG seminar 33_19, anthropologist Gordon Mathews (Chinese University of Hong Kong) provided a rich and stimulating account of his fieldwork inside Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions - " a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district", which "a remarkably motley group of people call [...] home". This is the background to his celebrated … Leggi tutto Gordon Mathews: “‘Ghetto at the center of the world’, ten years after” (VIDEO)

DAVID FITZGERALD @ HOMING: REFUGE BEYOND REACH

On HOMInG's seminar 36/19, David Fitzgerald (@FitzGeraldUCSD  - University of California, San Diego) gave a presentation out of his new book, Refuge beyond reach: How rich democracies repel asylum seekers, OUP, 2019. See the abstract below. David Fitzgerald (University of California, San Diego) Refuge beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers The core of the asylum regime is … Leggi tutto DAVID FITZGERALD @ HOMING: REFUGE BEYOND REACH

Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking among Eritrean refugees in Europe (Video)

On HOMInG seminar 30_2019, last March, Aurora Massa  discusses the significance of the religious domain in her ethnography among refugees from the Horn of Africa in Italy, Sweden and the UK. Her presentation focuses on icons, devotional gatherings and worship places related to the Orthodox Christianity, a field that is still understudied in relation to Eritrean mobility and homemaking. … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking among Eritrean refugees in Europe (Video)

Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/G0qmOBmPibw HOMInG seminar 29_19 was with prof. Ann Varley, a human geographer at UCL. Her presentation provides an insightful and critical overview of theories of identity, home and mobility, building on her past fieldwork on informal settlements in urban Mexico. The widespread intellectual "fascination with the mobile subject", Ann says, "tends to neglect all situations … Leggi tutto Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

Ghassan Hage: “From home-building to domestication” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtHTc4EF4bA At HOMInG seminar 21_18, Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne) gave an insightful reinterpretation of a core concept of his thinking: domestication. Departing from the concept of "home" as a central phantasy of modern nationalism, he developed an interesting parallelism between dominant forms of racism and the ecological crisis. In connecting these two issues, Hage … Leggi tutto Ghassan Hage: “From home-building to domestication” (video)

MICHELE LANCIONE: “Weird Exoskeletons: The Politics of Home in Underground Bucharest” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIUN-XRiKHo In this presentation, Michele Lancione (University of Sheffield - @michelelancione) explores the politics of life underground in Bucharest, Romania, and its capacity to invent a home within an infrastructure, and overall socio-technical conditions, which for many are a matter of uninhabitability. The presentation focuses on a canal passing under Bucharest’s central train station, where a … Leggi tutto MICHELE LANCIONE: “Weird Exoskeletons: The Politics of Home in Underground Bucharest” (video)