‘YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TRANSIT, BUT THE HOUSE STAYS’: REMITTING, RESTORING AND REMAKING HOME IN A FAMILY HOUSE IN CUENCA, ECUADOR (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOUSING, THEORY AND SOCIETY’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni and Stefania Yapo have just published an article in Housing, Theory and Society, through the biography of a migrant family house in Ecuador. By in-depth fieldwork on the lived story of one particular house, the authors delve into questions of memory-building, space (re)appropriation, temporality, care and commodification that speak to the broader debate on transnational migration … Leggi tutto ‘YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TRANSIT, BUT THE HOUSE STAYS’: REMITTING, RESTORING AND REMAKING HOME IN A FAMILY HOUSE IN CUENCA, ECUADOR (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOUSING, THEORY AND SOCIETY’, 2022)

HOMING @ ‘HAUNTED BY HOMES’: A SYMPOSIUM AT THE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL INQUIRY IN BERLIN (5-6 MAY)

Paolo Boccagni will give a keynote next 5 May at the 'Haunted by homes' Symposium, convened by  Amina El Halawani at ICI Berlin - Institute for Cultural Inquiry. More details below Paolo Boccagni  AS IF IT WERE HOME: Exploring Home as a Metaphor to Approach Social Reality  This presentation invites looking at home as a metaphor to approach social reality … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘HAUNTED BY HOMES’: A SYMPOSIUM AT THE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL INQUIRY IN BERLIN (5-6 MAY)

FROM BREADWINNER TO BEDRIDDEN: VULNERABLE TALES OF A LABOR MIGRANT HOUSEHOLD IN ITALY (S. BONFANTI, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

Former hominger Sara Bonfanti has recently published an article, From breadwinner to bedridden: Vulnerable tales of a labor migrant household in Italy, in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.The article is part of a Special Issue on Vulnerable homes on the move edited by Sara Bonfanti together with Aurora Massa and Shuhua Chen. From breadwinner to bedridden: Vulnerable tales of a … Leggi tutto FROM BREADWINNER TO BEDRIDDEN: VULNERABLE TALES OF A LABOR MIGRANT HOUSEHOLD IN ITALY (S. BONFANTI, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

HOMING @ CEDLA: UNPACKING THE MIGRANT/NON-MIGRANT RELATION: KEY LESSONS FROM ECUADOR AND ITALY (AMSTERDAM, 22 APRIL, 3.30)

Next April 22, at 3.30pm, Paolo Boccagni will give a talk  in the lecture series of CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation) at the University of Amsterdam. See the abstract below. Unpacking the migrant / non-migrant relation: Key lessons from Ecuador and Italy Paolo Boccagni, University of TrentoHow does the relation between migrants and (so-called) non-migrants evolve over … Leggi tutto HOMING @ CEDLA: UNPACKING THE MIGRANT/NON-MIGRANT RELATION: KEY LESSONS FROM ECUADOR AND ITALY (AMSTERDAM, 22 APRIL, 3.30)

HOMING: A CATEGORY FOR RESEARCH ON SPACE APPROPRIATION AND HOME-ORIENTED MOBILITIES (P. BOCCAGNI, ‘MOBILITIES’, 2022)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni has just published in Mobilities an open access article that revisits and advances further the project's theoretical approach, after five years of fieldwork.Homing: a category for research on space appropriation and ‘home-oriented’ mobilities https://doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2022.2046977 Abstract This article is a conceptual invitation to homing, to revisit the everyday social experience of home as a situated manifestation of … Leggi tutto HOMING: A CATEGORY FOR RESEARCH ON SPACE APPROPRIATION AND HOME-ORIENTED MOBILITIES (P. BOCCAGNI, ‘MOBILITIES’, 2022)

HOMING @ EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH (AMSTERDAM, 7 APRIL)

At the forthcoming Annual Conference of the European Association for Social Work Research (Amsterdam, 6-8 April), Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation on Social work as “housekeeping”? Meanings and dilemmas of the caseworker-client relationship in asylum seekers' reception. See the abstract of Paolo's presentation below Session 10 - Working with the right to asylum (Thursday April 7, 13.30-15) Social work as “housekeeping”? … Leggi tutto HOMING @ EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH (AMSTERDAM, 7 APRIL)

HOMING @ REROOT – MALMO UNIVERSITY: TEMPORALIZING INFRASTRUCTURES (MARCH 31, 2.30 CET)

Paolo Boccagni will give a hybrid lecture at Malmo University, as a part of the ReROOT project, next 31 March at 2.30 CET. The lecture is on Temporalizing infrastructures: How time and temporalities shape the encounters between asylum seekers and multiple infrastructuring More info and details for registration Temporalizing infrastructures: How time and temporalities shape the encounters between asylum seekers … Leggi tutto HOMING @ REROOT – MALMO UNIVERSITY: TEMPORALIZING INFRASTRUCTURES (MARCH 31, 2.30 CET)

HOMING @ ‘CREATIVE HOMEMAKING: VISUALISING HOME IN TIMES OF CRISIS’ (UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, 23 MARCH, ONLINE)

Paolo Boccagni and Alberto Brodesco will give a presentation at the online symposium "Creative homemaking: visualising home in times of crisis" convened by Dr. Maria Photiou at the University of Derby on 23 March. Their presentation will be on '(Re)producing home in "home movies": A comparative exploration across stories of family and migration' See the … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘CREATIVE HOMEMAKING: VISUALISING HOME IN TIMES OF CRISIS’ (UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, 23 MARCH, ONLINE)

‘THE MOBILE AND THE IMMOBILE’: TRENTO SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHNOGRAPHY 2022 (5-8 SEPTEMBER)

Applications are now open for the 2022 edition of the Trento Summer School in Ethnography, The Mobile and the Immobile. The school will take place, in presence, on 5-8 September. The guest speakers will be Les Roberts, Henrik Vigh and Inka Stock. All of them will participate in the lecture and seminar sessions of the School, along with the 2022 convenors, Paolo Boccagni and Andrea … Leggi tutto ‘THE MOBILE AND THE IMMOBILE’: TRENTO SUMMER SCHOOL IN ETHNOGRAPHY 2022 (5-8 SEPTEMBER)

‘STAYHOME’ AS A YOUTUBE PERFORMANCE: REPRESENTING AND RESHAPING DOMESTIC SPACE UNDER THE 2020 COVID LOCKDOWN IN ITALY (BOCCAGNI, BRODESCO, LA BRUNA, ‘EUROPEAN SOCIETIES’, 2022)

What does home mean, and how does it change, once 'staying home' becomes an unprecedented legal obligation? How is the home represented online, as a result? In a new article, just out in European Societies, Boccagni, Brodesco and La Bruna offer an original understanding of the ways in which the home is presented, understood and modified under the … Leggi tutto ‘STAYHOME’ AS A YOUTUBE PERFORMANCE: REPRESENTING AND RESHAPING DOMESTIC SPACE UNDER THE 2020 COVID LOCKDOWN IN ITALY (BOCCAGNI, BRODESCO, LA BRUNA, ‘EUROPEAN SOCIETIES’, 2022)

VULNERABLE HOMES ON THE MOVE (BONFANTI & MASSA, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

Former homingers Sara Bonfanti and Aurora Massa have just edited, together with S. Chen, a theme section of Focaal, a leading journal of "global and historical anthropology". The section is OA, including the authors' co-authored introduction, Vulnerable homes on the move. See the abstract of the Introduction below.Abstract In a world of rampant inequality, when millions seek out better futures elsewhere, this introduction situates … Leggi tutto VULNERABLE HOMES ON THE MOVE (BONFANTI & MASSA, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

‘WHOSE HOMES? APPROACHING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF “REMITTANCE HOUSES” FROM WITHIN’ (BOCCAGNI & ECHEVERRIA, HOMING WP 14_22)

'Whose home' is a remittance house? What does it mean, and what difference does it make, to do research inside it? In a new HOMInG working paper, Paolo Boccagni and Gabriel Echeverria revisit the lived experience of migrant houses in the countries of origin, along multiple configurations, drawing on their fieldwork as ethnographers and guests … Leggi tutto ‘WHOSE HOMES? APPROACHING THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF “REMITTANCE HOUSES” FROM WITHIN’ (BOCCAGNI & ECHEVERRIA, HOMING WP 14_22)