Milena Belloni, former "hominger" and now FWO Research Fellow at the University of Antwerp, has recently published an OA paper on transnational and diasporic housing, based on her HOMInG fieldwork in Eritrea. The paper, Remittance Houses and Transnational Citizenship: Mapping Eritrea’s Diaspora–State Relationships, is part of a Special Issue of African Spectrum co-edited by T. Muller and M. … Leggi tutto REMITTANCE HOUSES AND TRANSNATIONAL CITIZENSHIP: MAPPING ERITREA’S DIASPORA–STATE RELATIONSHIPS (M. BELLONI, ‘AFRICA SPECTRUM’, 2021)
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
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
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’?
HOMInG interview with Stijn Oosterlynck (University of Antwerp) Conducted by Milena Belloni, October 2019 "I don’t think that homing should be equated to the fact that people like the place where they stay. We often see that people live in substandard places, but are still expressing attachment to it. It is cognitive dissonance. If you … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #38: STIJN OOSTERLYNCK
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
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)
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
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'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)
HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Milena Belloni have been invited to give a presentation at the University of Manchester, in a workshop convened by Tanja Muller, as a part of the activities of the Migration, Refugees and Asylum Research Group. The workshop will take place next May 9 at 4pm. Paolo's and Milena's presentation draws from … Leggi tutto HOMING @ UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER: A WORKSHOP (MAY 9)
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”
“Ethics from the underground”: An interview with Michele Lancione about home among the homeless Conducted by Milena Belloni (Trento, 25th September 2018) "Home is where everything starts. We have “the homeless” because our idea of home includes the possibility of being without home: you can be at home but you can also loose that home. … Leggi tutto HOMING INTERVIEW #23: MICHELE LANCIONE
As of March 2018, three new research fellows have joined HOMInG. They are Milena Belloni, Luis Eduardo Perez Murcia and Ilka Vari-Lavoisier. Seven Homingers, overall, by now... and more research developments over the next few months. See the whole team!