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)

CFP: DOES MIGRATION MAKE FOR BETTER HOMES? MIGRANT HOUSING INVESTMENTS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR INTEGRATION, TRANSNATIONAL TIES, AND THE FUTURE

A call for papers for the 2019 IMISCOE conference has just been opened by Paolo Boccagni and Marta Bivand Erdal. See details below. Deadline for application: Tuesday 27 November. Call for papers: Does migration make for better homes? Migrant housing investments and the struggle for integration, transnational ties, and the future Call for papers – for … Leggi tutto CFP: DOES MIGRATION MAKE FOR BETTER HOMES? MIGRANT HOUSING INVESTMENTS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR INTEGRATION, TRANSNATIONAL TIES, AND THE FUTURE

Sara Bonfanti: Houses, Homemaking and Diasporas @EASA 2018

EASA 2018 Conference took place in Stockholm 13 – 17 August, under the auspices of Emeritus Professor Ulf Hannerz, an old-timer theoriser of transnational cultural processes. This year’s theme echoed the structure of a rite of passage: ‘staying, moving, and settling’, whose tripartite tempo is as much illustrative of doing fieldwork as of multifarious human … Leggi tutto Sara Bonfanti: Houses, Homemaking and Diasporas @EASA 2018

A seminar with Deirdre McKay: Home against home – unpacking an ethics of home-making in the Filipino diaspora 

HOMInG's seminar 20_18, next Thursday June 21 at 5pm, will be with Deirdre McKay, a geographer from Keele University. Deirdre has a very rich ethnographic research experience within the Filipino diaspora on a global scale. She has published extensively on migration and transnational relationships, kinship, emotion and remittances, among other topics. The practices and dilemmas of homemaking … Leggi tutto A seminar with Deirdre McKay: Home against home – unpacking an ethics of home-making in the Filipino diaspora 

AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS - RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS by Aurora Massa Based on my fieldwork in London, this post focuses on some religious practices which take place in the domestic spaces of Eritrean migrants. By analysing icons and devotional gatherings for celebrating holy figures I reflect on the … Leggi tutto AURORA MASSA: “ARCHANGELS, HOLY PICTURES, DEVOTIONAL GATHERINGS – RELIGION AND HOMEMAKING IN THE DWELLINGS OF ERITREAN MIGRANTS”

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