Cite as: Amina ElHalawani, Introduction to the symposium Haunted by Homes, ICI Berlin, 5–6 May 2022, video recording, mp4, 11:49 <https://doi.org/10.25620/e220505_01>
5 – 6 May 2022
By Amina ElHalawani
Video in EnglishFormat: mp4
First published on: https://www.ici-berlin.org/events/haunted-by-homes/
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Part of the Symposium
Haunted by Homes
While home is often theorized as a category of space, the question of home for migrants is a complicated one. It brings to the forefront complex relations beyond the reductive dichotomies of ‘home’ and ‘away’, place of origin and place of residence, which postcolonial and diaspora studies often focus on. With the upsurge in migration rates in the past years, it becomes crucial to reflect on how to define home or the process of homemaking in an attempt to explore the experience of ‘home’ for mobile individuals.
This two-day symposium will explore experiences and narratives of home and/or homelessness in literature, art, and film. By focusing on expression as a process of homing; on home as an open, ongoing process; on its temporal and spatial dimensions; on its existence as a set of relations with objects, people and the world at large; and on its imagined and imaginary dimensions in defining such relations, the symposium tackles questions about home, home making, belonging, migration, memory, nostalgia, and affect.
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Özgün Eylül İşcen
Daniel de Moura Pinto
Sherif Fathy Salem
Organized byAmina ElHalawani
An ICI Event in cooperation with the Center for Gender and Diversity Research (ZGD) and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies (ICGSS) at the University of Tübingen, and TRAVESSIA at Federal Fluminese University (UFF), Brazil