P. Boccagni: “Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments” (with E. Righard)

Paolo Boccagni has just edited a Special Issue of the European Journal of Social Work with Erica Righard (Malmo University) on social work with asylum seekers, refugee and displaced people. See below the abstract of the Introduction,  Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments.  The free eprint link is as follows:  https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/K8EZ35TJN3ZPKQ8EKJJE/full?target=10.1080/13691457.2020.1767941   Social … Leggi tutto P. Boccagni: “Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments” (with E. Righard)

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

Gordon Mathews: “‘Ghetto at the center of the world’, ten years after” (VIDEO)

On HOMInG seminar 33_19, anthropologist Gordon Mathews (Chinese University of Hong Kong) provided a rich and stimulating account of his fieldwork inside Hong Kong's Chungking Mansions - " a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong’s tourist district", which "a remarkably motley group of people call [...] home". This is the background to his celebrated … Leggi tutto Gordon Mathews: “‘Ghetto at the center of the world’, ten years after” (VIDEO)

HOMING @ “TIME FOR UTOPIA: YOUTHS AND ISLAM BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE”

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation at an International workshop on Time for utopia: Youths and Islam between past and future, to take place in Rome (Sapienza University) next January 16-17. The title of Paolo's presentation is "From a frozen present to a frozen future? Waiting, negotiating temporalities and envisioning a better future within a … Leggi tutto HOMING @ “TIME FOR UTOPIA: YOUTHS AND ISLAM BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE”

Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking among Eritrean refugees in Europe (Video)

On HOMInG seminar 30_2019, last March, Aurora Massa  discusses the significance of the religious domain in her ethnography among refugees from the Horn of Africa in Italy, Sweden and the UK. Her presentation focuses on icons, devotional gatherings and worship places related to the Orthodox Christianity, a field that is still understudied in relation to Eritrean mobility and homemaking. … Leggi tutto Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking among Eritrean refugees in Europe (Video)

HOMING @ DISPLACEMENT & DOMESTICITY: REFUGEES, MIGRANTS AND EXPATS MAKING HOMES

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a keynote lecture at the end of the international workshop on: Displacement&Domesticity: Refugees, Migrants & Expats Making Homes, to take place in Brussels next March 28-20. The workshop has been promoted by EAHN - European Architectural History Network. The convenor is prof. Hilde Heynen (University of Leuven), together with her research group. The main workshop tracks will be on "Rethinking domesticity", "Practices", "Historical perspectives", … Leggi tutto HOMING @ DISPLACEMENT & DOMESTICITY: REFUGEES, MIGRANTS AND EXPATS MAKING HOMES

HOMEMAKING AND FORCED MIGRATION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY (HOMING-HOASI WP 5_2019, BY DANIELA GIUDICI)

Homemaking and forced migration: A bibliography (pdf) The literature on forced migration, particularly to Europe, has exponentially grown in the past few years. Indeed following the so called 2015 European “refugee crisis”, issues of refugees and asylum politics have been met with renewed interest, in scholarly as well as in public debate. Yet, it is … Leggi tutto HOMEMAKING AND FORCED MIGRATION: A BIBLIOGRAPHY (HOMING-HOASI WP 5_2019, BY DANIELA GIUDICI)

New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

HOMInG seminar 30_2019 will take place next March 14, Thursday, at 4pm - Dpt. of Sociology. The speaker will be HOMInG's Aurora Massa - title and abstract below. As usual, All welcome! Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe by Aurora Massa (University of Trento) This presentation discusses the importance of the religious domain in the … Leggi tutto New seminar – Aurora Massa: Material culture, lived religion and homemaking practices among Eritrean refugees across Europe

HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soGclcCZJk0 On HOMInG seminar 27_18 Helen Taylor, the author of Refugees and the meaning of home, presented a conceptual revisit of the idea of home for refugees, based on her recent participatory study in East London.  As Taylor argues, the concept of home is central to the study of forced migration: a refugee is, very loosely, someone who … Leggi tutto HELEN TAYLOR: HOME ON THE MOVE – THE NEGOTIATED MEANING OF HOME FOR REFUGEES IN LONDON (VIDEO)

Two meetings on refugees, home and housing in Trento

The EMES-COST research seminar Tackling the migrant and refugee challenge will take place at the Dpt. of Sociology, Trento, next November 22-23. HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will convene a session on housing arrangements and pathways for asylum seekers and refugees.   On November 24, moreover, the EURICSE national seminar (in Italian) Territori accoglienti will take place in Trento: http://www.ideeinrete.coop/articoli-home-page/32-migranti/640-worshop-territori-accoglienti

New seminar with Helen Taylor: Home on the Move – The negotiated meaning of home for refugees in London

The next HOMInG seminar will be with Dr. Helen Taylor, the author of a very inspiring book on Refugees and the meaning of home  The seminar will take place next November 15 at 4pm, Dpt. of Sociology. See the abstract below. All welcome! The concept of home is central to the study of forced migration: a refugee is, … Leggi tutto New seminar with Helen Taylor: Home on the Move – The negotiated meaning of home for refugees in London

HOMInG @ MALMO – MIM CONFERENCE ON REFUGEES, BORDERS AND MEMBERSHIP

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni and Aurora Massa will participate in an international conference convened by MIM at Malmo University next October 24-26. This is a large international conference on Refugees, Borders and Membership.  Paolo Boccagni will contribute to a workshop on Shelter, Housing, Home – Governance and Everyday Encounters Among Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Other Displaced Groups in Europe, convened … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ MALMO – MIM CONFERENCE ON REFUGEES, BORDERS AND MEMBERSHIP