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
https://youtu.be/e7VkNujPFGY On HOMInG's seminar 58_21, last September, Prof. Robin Cohen (University of Oxford) gave an online presentation out of his lifelong experience in diaspora studies, by revisiting the tension between home and homeland. "We need to resist" the analytical and political conflation of "home and homeland", as Robin points out, among several other illuminating reflections.
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 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
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).
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)
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)
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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)