NEW PUBLICATION: PAOLO BOCCAGNI, SO MANY HOUSES, AS MANY HOMES? TRANSNATIONAL HOUSING, MIGRATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

Paolo Boccagni's new piece on the significance of transnational housing and "remittance houses", within research and practice on migration and development, has just been published in the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development, edited by Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon (2020). Paolo Boccagni (2020), So many houses, as many homes? Transnational housing, migration, and development. In T. Bastia and … Leggi tutto NEW PUBLICATION: PAOLO BOCCAGNI, SO MANY HOUSES, AS MANY HOMES? TRANSNATIONAL HOUSING, MIGRATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

NEW CFA: INTERVIEWERS FOR HOMING’S LAST ROUND OF FIELDWORK IN LONDON (DEADLINE: MARCH 31)

HOMInG is recruiting interviewers for its upcoming survey on second-generation migrants with an Indian background in London. Submissions, including CV and cover letter, are welcome to homing@unitn.it until March 31.  Call for applications The HOMInG project is recruiting interviewers for its upcoming survey. What? Collecting data from immigrants with an interactive questionnaire. Where? In selected neighbourhoods of London. When? … Leggi tutto NEW CFA: INTERVIEWERS FOR HOMING’S LAST ROUND OF FIELDWORK IN LONDON (DEADLINE: MARCH 31)

CFP “MAKING HOME, DOING BELONGING”: EXTENDED DEADLINE (MARCH 25)

The Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX), based at the University of Central Lancashire, in collaboration with HOMInG, will host the symposium Making Home, Doing Belonging: Mobilities and Immobilities in Experience, Theory and Policy. The symposium will be held on Monday 15th June 2020 at UCLan, Preston. Abstracts not exceeding 300 words, including full title and contact details, should … Leggi tutto CFP “MAKING HOME, DOING BELONGING”: EXTENDED DEADLINE (MARCH 25)

NEW SEMINAR: MILENA BELLONI, “AN IMPOSSIBLE ALLIANCE ON HOUSING?” (FEBRUARY 20, 4PM)

HOMInG's seminar 39_20 will be with Milena Belloni, who will present the preliminary findings of her fieldwork on the housing arrangements of undocumented migrants and refugees in Amsterdam. See the abstract below. The seminar will take place at the Dpt. of Sociology on Thursday, February 20, at 4pm. All welcome!  Milena Belloni (Università di Trento) An impossible alliance on housing? Squatters, … Leggi tutto NEW SEMINAR: MILENA BELLONI, “AN IMPOSSIBLE ALLIANCE ON HOUSING?” (FEBRUARY 20, 4PM)

Daniela Giudici: “Notes from IMISCOE 2020 Spring Conference”

Notes from IMISCOE 2020 Spring Conference by Daniela Giudici IMISCOE Spring Conference 2020 took place at the Geographic and Spatial Planning Institute (IGOT) in Lisbon (6-7 February). As some researchers remarked during the opening ceremony, the sun shined over the conference and a genuine “spring” temperature made Lisbon a very pleasant place where to escape … Leggi tutto Daniela Giudici: “Notes from IMISCOE 2020 Spring Conference”

CFP:  “MAKING HOME, DOING BELONGING: MOBILITIES AND IMMOBILITIES IN EXPERIENCE, THEORY AND POLICY” (UCLAN, JUNE 15th; DEADLINE, FEBRUARY 26th)  

The Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX), based at the University of Central Lancashire, in collaboration with HOMInG, will host the symposium Making Home, Doing Belonging: Mobilities and Immobilities in Experience, Theory and Policy. The symposium will be held on Monday 15th June 2020 at UCLan, Preston. Abstracts not exceeding 300 words, including … Leggi tutto CFP:  “MAKING HOME, DOING BELONGING: MOBILITIES AND IMMOBILITIES IN EXPERIENCE, THEORY AND POLICY” (UCLAN, JUNE 15th; DEADLINE, FEBRUARY 26th)  

HOMInG @ HOUSING AND MIGRATION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES – IMISCOE SPRING CONFERENCE, LISBON

Several researchers from HOMInG and HOASI will participate in the Imiscoe Spring conference to take place at IGOT, University of Lisbon, on February 6-7. In particular, Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation on “... as if it is your home”: Homemaking and the negotiation of care, privacy and control in an asylum reception facility in … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ HOUSING AND MIGRATION IN UNCERTAIN TIMES – IMISCOE SPRING CONFERENCE, LISBON

The social importance of squatting: Milena Belloni’s intervention at Amsterdam City Council

Based on 9 months HOMInG research in Amsterdam, Milena Belloni addresses the commission of the municipality over the mayor's proposal to restrict squatting. As she argues, squatting can provide cheap and creative solutions for the unsolved housing problem of the many undocumented migrants living in the city. Here is the text of the speech. 30th … Leggi tutto The social importance of squatting: Milena Belloni’s intervention at Amsterdam City Council

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)

HOMING INTERVIEW #35: MAJA  POVRZANOVIĆ FRYKMAN 

HOMInG interview with Maja Povrzanović Frykman (Malmö University) Conducted by Ilka Vari-Lavoisier November 2019 "Military violence led people to re-discover the place of their daily life in conditions of thorough disruption of normality as they knew it. What can you do if your town is under siege and your home is turned into a place of fear and destruction? … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #35: MAJA  POVRZANOVIĆ FRYKMAN 

HOMING @ “TIME FOR UTOPIA: YOUTHS AND ISLAM BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE”

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation at an International workshop on Time for utopia: Youths and Islam between past and future, to take place in Rome (Sapienza University) next January 16-17. The title of Paolo's presentation is "From a frozen present to a frozen future? Waiting, negotiating temporalities and envisioning a better future within a … Leggi tutto HOMING @ “TIME FOR UTOPIA: YOUTHS AND ISLAM BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE”

Barbara Bertolani: “Towards a way of researching into migrants’ houses: empty rooms, objects and images as substitutes for the absent ones”

Towards a way of researching into migrants' houses: empty rooms, objects and images as substitutes for the absent ones Barbara Bertolani (ERC HOMInG – UniTrento)   Last August I went to Punjab, India, in the district of Ropar, to conduct my fieldwork for about one month. I returned to Punjab after seven years. The first … Leggi tutto Barbara Bertolani: “Towards a way of researching into migrants’ houses: empty rooms, objects and images as substitutes for the absent ones”