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

NEW BOOK: THINKING HOME ON THE MOVE – A CONVERSATION ACROSS DISCIPLINES

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni, Luis E. Pérez Murcia and Milena Belloni have recently published Thinking home on the move: a conversation across disciplines (Emerald, 2020). This is the fruit of extended and original conversations between homingers and a number of leading scholars across disciplines, framed by the authors by approaching home "on the move" and "from the margins".The … Leggi tutto NEW BOOK: THINKING HOME ON THE MOVE – A CONVERSATION ACROSS DISCIPLINES

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’?

NEW PUBLICATION: COLLECTIVE THINKING IN THE FIELD: DISTRIBUTED COGNITION IN LARGE-SCALE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

A reflexive methodological article on HOMInG's research, co-authored by the HOMInG research team, has just been published in Espace et Societé, 3/2019 (no. 178, pp. 103-120). The paper is part of a Special Issue on "Multi-sited approaches", edited by Virginie Baby-Collin and Geneviève Cortes. See below the title and abstract of HOMInG's collective piece. The paper is available … Leggi tutto NEW PUBLICATION: COLLECTIVE THINKING IN THE FIELD: DISTRIBUTED COGNITION IN LARGE-SCALE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

NEW SEMINAR: MILENA BELLONI, “AN IMPOSSIBLE ALLIANCE ON HOUSING?” (FEBRUARY 20, 4PM)

HOMInG's seminar 39_20 will be with Milena Belloni, who will present the preliminary findings of her fieldwork on the housing arrangements of undocumented migrants and refugees in Amsterdam. See the abstract below. The seminar will take place at the Dpt. of Sociology on Thursday, February 20, at 4pm. All welcome!  Milena Belloni (Università di Trento) An impossible alliance on housing? Squatters, … Leggi tutto NEW SEMINAR: MILENA BELLONI, “AN IMPOSSIBLE ALLIANCE ON HOUSING?” (FEBRUARY 20, 4PM)

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

On accumulated homelessness in refugees’ lives: HOMInG @ «Stay, move-on, return: Dynamics of mobility aspirations in contexts of forced displacement» (6-7th November, Amsterdam)

HOMInG’s Milena Belloni and Aurora Massa will present their paper «Accumulated homelessness: Analysing protracted displacement along Eritreans’ trajectories» at the workshop Stay, move-on, return: Dynamics of mobility aspirations in contexts of forced displacement organised by Lea Müller-Funk (Department of Sociology), Natalie Welfens (Department of Political Science), Saskia Bonjour (Department of Political Science) at the Amsterdam Centre … Leggi tutto On accumulated homelessness in refugees’ lives: HOMInG @ «Stay, move-on, return: Dynamics of mobility aspirations in contexts of forced displacement» (6-7th November, Amsterdam)

HOMInG @ ECAS 2019 (European Conference for African Studies, Edinburgh, 11-14 June)

HOMInG's Milena Belloni will chair, together with Tanja Muller (University of Manchester), a panel in the European Conference for African Studies (ECAS) in Edinburgh from 11th to 14th June, 2019. The panel (Pol 09- 12th June) investigates political belonging among African diasporas. It is entitled Urban citizenship and mobility between here and there: Understanding political belonging among Africa diasporas. Recent scholarship on African … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ ECAS 2019 (European Conference for African Studies, Edinburgh, 11-14 June)

Milena Belloni: “When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea”

When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea by Milena Belloni   Eritrea has experienced massive international emigration since the 50s. Due to war and lack of freedom, in 1993 it was calculated that over 1 million Eritreans over a population of 3 million lived in the diaspora. After … Leggi tutto Milena Belloni: “When migration is everywhere, but you cannot see it: methodological reflections from fieldwork in Eritrea”

NEW SEMINAR – From migration and refugee studies to homing… and beyond: Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia, Milena Belloni

The second seminar of HOMInG in 2018 (HS 15_18) will take place next February 27 at 4pm, Dpt. of Sociology. It will be based on three presentations by new HOMInG researchers Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia and Milena Belloni. See below for more details. As usual, All welcome! HS 15_18: From migration and refugee studies to … Leggi tutto NEW SEMINAR – From migration and refugee studies to homing… and beyond: Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia, Milena Belloni