M. Belloni, S. Aru: ‘Sheltering the undocumented in Amsterdam: Inclusive housing rights or policing urban informality’?

The Netherlands has recently launched a project to provide shelters for undocumented migrants. How can state authorities provide housing for the invisible population of those who are simply not supposed to be there? Belloni and Aru answered this question by interviewing local authorities, government officials and civil society and by spending time with undocumented migrants … Leggi tutto M. Belloni, S. Aru: ‘Sheltering the undocumented in Amsterdam: Inclusive housing rights or policing urban informality’?

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)