HOMING @ ‘FROM HOUSING TO HOME-MAKING’ (MERGING – CENTRE ON GLOBAL MIGRATION, GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY)

Paolo Boccagni will give a keynote at the international workshop "From housing to home-making: Insights of social inclusion of refugees from research and practice", which  will take place at Gothenburg University on 22 September. The conference is convened by CGM - Centre on Global Migration and by MERGING - Integration for migrants. "Housing and integration for refugees in Europe", … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘FROM HOUSING TO HOME-MAKING’ (MERGING – CENTRE ON GLOBAL MIGRATION, GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY)

HOMING @ ‘MIGRATION AND BELONGING IN TIMES OF CRISIS’ (GENEVA, 13-14 SEPTEMBER)

Paolo Boccagni will give an invited presentation at a workshop on Migration and belonging in times of crisis: Troubling Transnationalism and Home-Making in Latin American Trajectories to/from Europe, to take place in Geneva on 13-14 September. The workshop, promoted by the Geneva Graduate Institute and the Global Migration Centre, has been convened by Valerio Simoni, PI of the ERC project BETLIV … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘MIGRATION AND BELONGING IN TIMES OF CRISIS’ (GENEVA, 13-14 SEPTEMBER)

#CFP HOMING @ ISA 2023 – SMARTPHONES AS MICRO-HOMES, AWAY FROM HOME? COMPARING FORMS OF PORTABLE AND DIGITAL HOMEMAKING AMONG DISPLACED YOUNG PEOPLE

Paolo Boccagni and Raelene Wilding (La Trobe University) are convening a session within the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology (Melbourne, June 25 - July 1, 2023). The session is on Smartphones As Micro-Homes, Away from Home? Comparing Forms of Portable and Digital Homemaking Among Displaced Young People. Deadline for abstract submission: September 30. More below! Smartphones As Micro-Homes, Away from Home? Comparing Forms … Leggi tutto #CFP HOMING @ ISA 2023 – SMARTPHONES AS MICRO-HOMES, AWAY FROM HOME? COMPARING FORMS OF PORTABLE AND DIGITAL HOMEMAKING AMONG DISPLACED YOUNG PEOPLE

HOMING @ RC21 CONFERENCE: ‘ORDINARY CITIES IN EXCEPTIONAL TIMES’ (ATHENS, 24-26 AUGUST)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation at the forthcoming Athens Conference of the ISA RC21 - Urban and Regional Development. Paolo's presentation is entitled Safe in, unsafe out? Perceptions, reactions and implications of the pandemic among the residents of an asylum centre. It will take place on Friday 26 August, from 1.30 to 3pm, as a part of … Leggi tutto HOMING @ RC21 CONFERENCE: ‘ORDINARY CITIES IN EXCEPTIONAL TIMES’ (ATHENS, 24-26 AUGUST)

HOMING @ ASA 2022: ‘SEEKING COMMON GROUND: DISPLACEMENT, HOME, AND BELONGING’

On August 6, Paolo Boccagni and Maggie Kusenbach will chair an invited session on  Seeking Common Ground: Displacement, Home, and Belonging at the Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association - ASA (Los Angeles, 5-9 August). The broader conference theme, chosen by ASA's President Cecilia Menjivar (see her homing interview here!), is Bureaucracies of Displacement.  1125 - Seeking Common Ground: Displacement, Home, and Belonging Sat, August 6, 8:00 … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ASA 2022: ‘SEEKING COMMON GROUND: DISPLACEMENT, HOME, AND BELONGING’

‘INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND HOMEMAKING IN TRANSITION’ (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOME CULTURES’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni and Stefania Yapo have recently published an article on "homemaking in transition" among international students in Home Cultures, a pioneering journal in interdisciplinary social research on home. See details and abstract below. International Students and Homemaking in Transition: Locating Home on the Threshold between Ascription and AchievementPaolo Boccagni, Stefania Yapo Home Cultures, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1080/17406315.2022.2065600 How do young people such … Leggi tutto ‘INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND HOMEMAKING IN TRANSITION’ (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOME CULTURES’, 2022)

HOMInG @ #IMISCOE2022: MIGRATION AND TIME: TEMPORALITIES OF MOBILITY, GOVERNANCE, AND RESISTANCE

Home and homemaking will pop up in quite a few sessions at the forthcoming  Annual IMISCOE Conference in Oslo, at OsloMet University, from 29 June to 1 July. Two former homingers will also participate in-site. On June 30 afternoon, session #142, Paolo Boccagni will give a paper on From a frozen present to a frozen future? Waiting, negotiating temporalities and envisioning a better future … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ #IMISCOE2022: MIGRATION AND TIME: TEMPORALITIES OF MOBILITY, GOVERNANCE, AND RESISTANCE

‘OF HOME-COMINGS AND HOME-SCALES: REFRAMING RETURN MIGRATION THROUGH A MULTISCALAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOME’ (PEREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, ‘GLOBAL NETWORKS’, 2022)

HOMInG's Luis Eduardo Pérez-Murcia and Paolo Boccagni have recently published a research article in Global Networks. The paper revisits the burgeoning debate on return migration in a home studies perspective, drawing on HOMInG's fieldwork with Ecuadorian migrants. As the authors argue, approaching return as an ongoing interplay between different views, forms and scales of home illuminates its lived experience and … Leggi tutto ‘OF HOME-COMINGS AND HOME-SCALES: REFRAMING RETURN MIGRATION THROUGH A MULTISCALAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOME’ (PEREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, ‘GLOBAL NETWORKS’, 2022)

HOMING @ ETHNOLOGISCHES KOLLOQUIUM – UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG (21 JUNE): ‘SHOULD REFUGE(ES) BE CLEAN’?

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni has been invited to give a talk at the Institut für Ethnologie, University of Hamburg, within the Ethnologisches Kolloquium series, next June 21 at 6pm. See the title and abstract of his presentation below. Should refuge(es) be clean? On the politics and shifting boundaries of clean and dirt in an asylum centre Paolo Boccagni (University of … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ETHNOLOGISCHES KOLLOQUIUM – UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG (21 JUNE): ‘SHOULD REFUGE(ES) BE CLEAN’?

‘ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE’ (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)

'ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE' (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)Download Reception centres for asylum seekers, and “camps” more broadly, are a subject of increasing interest in refugee, housing and border studies. Only a fraction of the literature, however, draws on proper ethnographic fieldwork within these infrastructures. A case … Leggi tutto ‘ROOMS WITH LITTLE VIEW: RELUCTANT HOMEMAKING AND THE NEGOTIATION OF SPACE IN AN ASYLUM CENTRE’ (P. BOCCAGNI, HOMING WP15_22)

‘DO OBJECTS (RE)PRODUCE HOME AMONG INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS?’ (PEREZ-MURCIA AND BOCCAGNI, ‘JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES’, 2022)

Home has also to do with the materiality of certain objects in everyday life. What are the typical meanings and functions of these objects, and how far do they work as affordances for homemaking, among international migrants? Pérez-Murcia and Boccagni address these questions in a new article in the Journal of Intercultural Studies, drawing on HOMInG's fieldwork into … Leggi tutto ‘DO OBJECTS (RE)PRODUCE HOME AMONG INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS?’ (PEREZ-MURCIA AND BOCCAGNI, ‘JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES’, 2022)

‘YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TRANSIT, BUT THE HOUSE STAYS’: REMITTING, RESTORING AND REMAKING HOME IN A FAMILY HOUSE IN CUENCA, ECUADOR (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOUSING, THEORY AND SOCIETY’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni and Stefania Yapo have just published an article in Housing, Theory and Society, through the biography of a migrant family house in Ecuador. By in-depth fieldwork on the lived story of one particular house, the authors delve into questions of memory-building, space (re)appropriation, temporality, care and commodification that speak to the broader debate on transnational migration … Leggi tutto ‘YOU’RE ALWAYS IN TRANSIT, BUT THE HOUSE STAYS’: REMITTING, RESTORING AND REMAKING HOME IN A FAMILY HOUSE IN CUENCA, ECUADOR (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOUSING, THEORY AND SOCIETY’, 2022)

HOMING @ ‘HAUNTED BY HOMES’: A SYMPOSIUM AT THE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL INQUIRY IN BERLIN (5-6 MAY)

Paolo Boccagni will give a keynote next 5 May at the 'Haunted by homes' Symposium, convened by  Amina El Halawani at ICI Berlin - Institute for Cultural Inquiry. More details below Paolo Boccagni  AS IF IT WERE HOME: Exploring Home as a Metaphor to Approach Social Reality  This presentation invites looking at home as a metaphor to approach social reality … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘HAUNTED BY HOMES’: A SYMPOSIUM AT THE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL INQUIRY IN BERLIN (5-6 MAY)

HOMING @ CEDLA: UNPACKING THE MIGRANT/NON-MIGRANT RELATION: KEY LESSONS FROM ECUADOR AND ITALY (AMSTERDAM, 22 APRIL, 3.30)

Next April 22, at 3.30pm, Paolo Boccagni will give a talk  in the lecture series of CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation) at the University of Amsterdam. See the abstract below. Unpacking the migrant / non-migrant relation: Key lessons from Ecuador and Italy Paolo Boccagni, University of TrentoHow does the relation between migrants and (so-called) non-migrants evolve over … Leggi tutto HOMING @ CEDLA: UNPACKING THE MIGRANT/NON-MIGRANT RELATION: KEY LESSONS FROM ECUADOR AND ITALY (AMSTERDAM, 22 APRIL, 3.30)