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)

Aurora Massa and Milena Belloni: “What is your address? Exploring the gap between legal residence, social rights and informal housing in Rome”

Residency does not only entail the enrolment at the local registry office. It also refers to the concrete space “where a person has his or her habitual dwelling”, as stated by the article 43 of the Italian Civil code. While this definition suggests that all dwellings can be the site of legal residency, in reality, … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa and Milena Belloni: “What is your address? Exploring the gap between legal residence, social rights and informal housing in Rome”

Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

https://youtu.be/G0qmOBmPibw HOMInG seminar 29_19 was with prof. Ann Varley, a human geographer at UCL. Her presentation provides an insightful and critical overview of theories of identity, home and mobility, building on her past fieldwork on informal settlements in urban Mexico. The widespread intellectual "fascination with the mobile subject", Ann says, "tends to neglect all situations … Leggi tutto Ann Varley: “From nomadic subjects to noble savages? Inverting binaries of mobility and dwelling” (VIDEO)

Two meetings on refugees, home and housing in Trento

The EMES-COST research seminar Tackling the migrant and refugee challenge will take place at the Dpt. of Sociology, Trento, next November 22-23. HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will convene a session on housing arrangements and pathways for asylum seekers and refugees.   On November 24, moreover, the EURICSE national seminar (in Italian) Territori accoglienti will take place in Trento: http://www.ideeinrete.coop/articoli-home-page/32-migranti/640-worshop-territori-accoglienti

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

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)

New seminar: Antonio Tosi, “Rethinking housing as a matter of social welfare” (in Italian)

HOMInG seminar 19_18 (in Italian) will take place next May 23 at 4pm, Dpt. of Sociology. The invited speaker is Antonio Tosi (Politecnico di Milano), a very well-known sociologist of housing. His discussants will be Teresio Poggio and Paolo Boccagni. Tosi's presentation will be related to his recent book Le case dei poveri: E' ancora possibile … Leggi tutto New seminar: Antonio Tosi, “Rethinking housing as a matter of social welfare” (in Italian)