HOMING INTERVIEW #49: PEER SMETS

Homing interview with Peer Smets Conducted by Milena Belloni (Amsterdam, November 2019) "Having some common space is great and produces opportunities for interaction, but the idea that interaction will just emerge spontaneously is not correct. Relationships need guidance, and there are so many obstacles and misunderstandings that hinder encountering each other. For instance, when a … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #49: PEER SMETS

COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (4): BARBARA BERTOLANI

Forced domesticity, homes and new vulnerabilities: experiences during the Covid-19 in India and impact on research By Barbara Bertolani On the evening of March 24, the Indian Prime Minister Modi announced on TV that, starting at midnight, all India would be blocked, the markets would be closed and public and private transports would stop due … Leggi tutto COVID-19 AND RESEARCH ON HOME AND MIGRATION – HOMINGERS’ TALES FROM THE FIELD (4): BARBARA BERTOLANI

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”

HENRIKE DONNER: “HOME IS WHERE YOU GET THE MOST”: INVESTIGATING NRI HOMEMAKING IN KOLKATA, INDIA” (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BaWzTepr8Y In this presentation Henrike Donner, an anthropologist at Goldsmith, University of London, investigates the significance of transnational housing investments and of "second homes" among non-resident Indians (NRI), drawing on her extended fieldwork experience in Kolkata, India. Recent decades have seen urban restructuring on an unprecedented scale, which caters to middle-class customers and their lifestyles … Leggi tutto HENRIKE DONNER: “HOME IS WHERE YOU GET THE MOST”: INVESTIGATING NRI HOMEMAKING IN KOLKATA, INDIA” (VIDEO)