‘DOMESTIC RELIGION AND THE MIGRANT HOME: THE PRIVATE, THE DIASPORIC AND THE PUBLIC IN THE SACRALIZATION OF SIKH DWELLINGS IN ITALY’ (BERTOLANI & BOCCAGNI, ETHNICITIES, 2022)

How does religion change the (migrant) home, and how is home itself (re)built through religious practices? Barbara Bertolani and Paolo Boccagni have just published a paper on the lived experience of religion and domestic sacralization in the dwellings of Sikh migrants in Italy, at the intersection between private, public and diasporic space. The article is available online first in Ethnicities. Bertolani B, Boccagni … Leggi tutto ‘DOMESTIC RELIGION AND THE MIGRANT HOME: THE PRIVATE, THE DIASPORIC AND THE PUBLIC IN THE SACRALIZATION OF SIKH DWELLINGS IN ITALY’ (BERTOLANI & BOCCAGNI, ETHNICITIES, 2022)

HOMING @ UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN: ALEJANDRO MIRANDA-NIETO, ‘SHARED FLATS IN MADRID: SOCIAL ANCHORING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MIGRANTS’ SENSE OF HOME’

Former 'hominger' Alejandro Miranda-Nieto, now at Oslo Metropolitan University, will give an online presentation based on his past HOMInG fieldwork at University College Dublin, next February 17. The title of his presentation is Shared flats in Madrid: Social anchoring and the development of migrants' sense of home.  17th February 2022 13:00-14:00 | Zoom event (register here) See the abstract … Leggi tutto HOMING @ UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN: ALEJANDRO MIRANDA-NIETO, ‘SHARED FLATS IN MADRID: SOCIAL ANCHORING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MIGRANTS’ SENSE OF HOME’

THINKING HOME ON THE MOVE: FROM THE BOOK TO A CONVERSATION WITH C. BRUN, J.W. DUYVENDAK, M. LANCIONE (VIDEO)

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

P. BOCCAGNI: ‘TRANSNATIONALISM AND HOMEMAKING’ (IN ‘HANDBOOK ON TRANSNATIONALISM’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni has just contributed, with a chapter on transnationalism and homemaking, to the newly published Edward Elgar Handbook on transnationalism, edited by Brenda Yeoh and Francis Collins. More info here.   See the abstract of Paolo's chapter below. Paolo Boccagni, Transnationalism and homemaking. In: B. Yeoh, F. Collins (eds.), Handbook on transnationalism, Edward Elgar, 2022. This chapter provides a conceptual overview … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI: ‘TRANSNATIONALISM AND HOMEMAKING’ (IN ‘HANDBOOK ON TRANSNATIONALISM’, 2022)

P. BOCCAGNI: AT HOME IN THE CENTRE? SPATIAL APPROPRIATION AND HORIZONS OF HOMEMAKING IN RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS (IN ‘MAKING HOME[S] IN DISPLACEMENT’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni has written an overview and conceptual paper on homemaking in refugee centres, within a newly published and interdisciplinary study of homemaking and displacement. Making Home(s) in Displacement: Critical Reflections on a Spatial Practice, edited by Luce Beeckmans, Alessandra Gola, Ashika Singh and Hilde Heynen, is an open-access book published by Leuven University Press (2022). See Paolo's chapter here.Quote: Boccagni … Leggi tutto P. BOCCAGNI: AT HOME IN THE CENTRE? SPATIAL APPROPRIATION AND HORIZONS OF HOMEMAKING IN RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS (IN ‘MAKING HOME[S] IN DISPLACEMENT’, 2022)

OF DOMES AND ROBES – COME IL CULTO SI FA CASA (BY SARA BONFANTI & WAJAHAT A. KAZMI) IS NOW OUT! 

Drums roll, trumpets blow: Of Domes and Robes - Come il culto si fa casa, is finally out! Hiccuping through the pandemic, this docu short adds to the complexity of migrants' homemaking under uncertain conditions. Was there any space left for minority worship, let alone for live shooting, when distancing was mandatory? The film will be screened in its hometown … Leggi tutto OF DOMES AND ROBES – COME IL CULTO SI FA CASA (BY SARA BONFANTI & WAJAHAT A. KAZMI) IS NOW OUT! 

BARBARA BERTOLANI: EXPLORING THE SACRALIZATION OF MIGRANT HOMES (VIDEO)

On HOMInG's seminar 53/21, last May, Barbara Bertolani gave a presentation out of her fieldwork within the domestic space of her Sikh informants in Italy. This enabled her to reveal how the home is re-adapted for religious purposes, and what difference this makes. On this, Barbara has then written an article (co-authored with Paolo Boccagni) which is … Leggi tutto BARBARA BERTOLANI: EXPLORING THE SACRALIZATION OF MIGRANT HOMES (VIDEO)

SARA BONFANTI: OUR MINIMUM DWELLING SPACE – DESI WEAR AT HOME AND AWAY (VIDEO)

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)

HOMING @ ‘STAY HOME STORIES – COVID-19 AND HOME’ SYMPOSIUM (24-25 NOVEMBER)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Bernardo Armanni will participate in the "Covid-19 and Home" Symposium of the "Stay Home Stories" project (Queen Mary University of London). The event will take place next 24-25 November at the Museum of the Home in London. Paolo will give a presentation (day 1) on  How COVID-19 has been re-shaping home (studies): a conceptual … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘STAY HOME STORIES – COVID-19 AND HOME’ SYMPOSIUM (24-25 NOVEMBER)