ANDREA BRIGHENTI: URBAN THRESHOLDS AND MODES OF DOMESTICATION (VIDEO)

Last October, Andrea Mubi Brighenti (University of Trento) gave a fascinating HOMInG seminar on Urban thresholds and modes of domestication. In his speech, Andrea provides a theoretically rich and historically sensitive account of thresholds. He effectively shows how the ways in which thresholds are conceived, enacted and negotiated is central to the study of homemaking, and to the geographies and … Leggi tutto ANDREA BRIGHENTI: URBAN THRESHOLDS AND MODES OF DOMESTICATION (VIDEO)

Deirdre McKay: Home against home – Unpacking an ethics of home-making in the Filipino diaspora (video)

On HOMInG seminar 20_18, last June, Deirdre McKay (Keele University) gave an in-depth and fascinating account of her extended ethnography of Filipino families and of their transnational practices. At the core of her presentation lies the complex function and impact of balikbayan, the boxes of used goods migrants send back to the Philippines. As McKay explains, "Setting the demands of one home against … Leggi tutto Deirdre McKay: Home against home – Unpacking an ethics of home-making in the Filipino diaspora (video)

S. Bonfanti & A. Miranda: “Searching for whose homes? The riddles of ethnographic comparison” (VIDEO)

Searching for whose homes? A presentation on the riddles of ethnographic comparison (video) Last June, HOMInG's Sara Bonfanti and Alejandro Miranda presented a paper (co-authored with Aurora Massa) at the "Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa" conference at the University of Bergamo. This was a methodological reflection on the comparative potential of their evolving HOMInG fieldwork. The … Leggi tutto S. Bonfanti & A. Miranda: “Searching for whose homes? The riddles of ethnographic comparison” (VIDEO)

Antonio Tosi: Rethinking housing as a matter of social welfare (video)

HOMInG's seminar no. 19_18, in Italian, was with Antonio Tosi, a leading expert in housing studies in Italy. In this presentation Tosi discusses the complex interaction between poverty, housing and homelessness. In doing so, he revisits the Italian case in a comparative framework. His rich and detailed analysis is of great interest for housing scholars … Leggi tutto Antonio Tosi: Rethinking housing as a matter of social welfare (video)

Olivia Sheringham and Janetka Platun @ HOMInG: Home, migration, the city and creative practice

In HOMInG’s seminar no 17_18, last April, Olivia Sheringham and Janetka Platun gave an original account of ther participatory research on ways of home-making and feeling at home in Eastern London. Their presentation discusses the relationships between urban dwelling, migration and mobility with a particular focus on creative practice and collaboration. The speakers have drawn … Leggi tutto Olivia Sheringham and Janetka Platun @ HOMInG: Home, migration, the city and creative practice

RESEARCHING HOME, SOCIOLOGICALLY: P. BOCCAGNI, C. BLUNT AND A. PECHURINA @BSA 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N91c3UYAgNg At the 2018 edition of the British Sociological Association conference, a session on Researching home, sociologically was convened by Paolo Boccagni. This video includes, first, a short presentation of the session, regarding the sociological meanings and relevance of "home" as a matter of dwellings, practices and discursive categories. A research agenda for the sociology … Leggi tutto RESEARCHING HOME, SOCIOLOGICALLY: P. BOCCAGNI, C. BLUNT AND A. PECHURINA @BSA 2018

Migration and the search for home: a sociological conversation with C. Barwick, B. Bilecen, P. Mepschen and P. Statham

Within the CES annual meeting in Chicago, last March 29, an Author-meets-critics session on Migration and the search for home took place, involving Paul Mepschen, Christine Barwick, Basak Bilecen and Paul Statham, as well as Paolo Boccagni. All of these discussants spend some nice words on the book and on the view of "homing" which informs it. … Leggi tutto Migration and the search for home: a sociological conversation with C. Barwick, B. Bilecen, P. Mepschen and P. Statham

Home and everyday domopolitics: A. Miranda, F. Wekker, P. Boccagni and J.W. Duyvendak 

Last March 29 the Annual meeting of Europeanists (CES) in Chicago hosted a session on Domopolitics, and beyond: on the political mobilization of ‘home’ in Europe and North America. The session involved HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Alejandro Miranda, as well as Jan Willem Duyvendak and Fenneke Wekker (both from the University of Amsterdam).  Based on original theoretical and empirical contributions, the session interrogated … Leggi tutto Home and everyday domopolitics: A. Miranda, F. Wekker, P. Boccagni and J.W. Duyvendak 

LUIS EDUARDO PEREZ MURCIA: “‘Looking at the Invisible’: The Painful Memories of Losing Home amongst Internally Displaced People in Colombia”

LUIS EDUARDO PEREZ MURCIA:  ‘Looking at the Invisible’: The Painful Memories of Losing Home amongst Internally Displaced People in Colombia  Within HOMInG's seminar 15_18, last February, Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia gave a presentation on the loss and memories of home among the internally displaced in Colombia. His presentation explores the temporal and spatial dimensions of the relationship between conflict, displacement … Leggi tutto LUIS EDUARDO PEREZ MURCIA: “‘Looking at the Invisible’: The Painful Memories of Losing Home amongst Internally Displaced People in Colombia”

Peter Kellett @ HOMInG: Going beyond shelter. A longitudinal study of homemaking in rural Colombia

On the first HOMInG seminar in 2018, Peter Kellett (Newcastle University - @StudentsNCL) gives a rich and fascinating account out of his longitudinal ethnography of an informal settlement in rural Colombia. His lecture combines insights from architecture, anthropology and material culture, thereby following the life of dwellers and of their housing arrangements over time. Peter Kellett … Leggi tutto Peter Kellett @ HOMInG: Going beyond shelter. A longitudinal study of homemaking in rural Colombia