"Home-coming and Home-making: Conversations between Architecture and Anthropology"

Events 2023

  • Beginn: 20.09.2023 09:30
  • Ende: 21.09.2023 16:15
  • Ort: MPI-MMG, Goettingen, Room: Hybrid event: Livestream/ Live, Hermann Föge Weg 11
"Home-coming and Home-making: Conversations between Architecture and Anthropology"
This workshop is part of a seed funding project awarded equally to Co-PIs Dr Xiang Ren and Dr Victoria Sakti by the British Academy and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for a UK-Germany cooperation project on ‘Home-coming and Home-making: Linking Spatio-temporal Heritages and Experiences of South-East Asian Diasporas in Europe’. The School of Architecture, Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Sheffield and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity are the cooperating institutes, and the Max Planck Research Group ‘Ageing in a Time of Mobility’ is co-hosting the workshop.

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For more details please contact zhang@mmg.mpg.de.

In this workshop, we aim to stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue that brings together diverse and overlapping perspectives that shed light on practices of home-making, dwelling, memory, heritage, home-coming and precarious modes of being-in-the-world. We are particularly interested in the existing and emerging modes of visual and spatial representation, alternative and multiple forms of engagement with home as a place of refuge, the locus of memory, and the space of care or resistance. Specifically, we will examine two key notions prominent in architectural and anthropological research agendas: ‘home-coming’ and ‘home-making’ in later life. These ideas allow us to consider various perspectives on agency, diasporic practices, and intergenerational negotiations.

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