homelessness as represented in his increasingly eroding and estranging self. This article ponders Robinson’s epistemology of ‘homelessness’ in Home . The topic of homelessness in Robinson’s narratives has received wide attention from many researchers. 1
Fatima Zahra Bessedik
The uprooted lives of early career researchers
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines – or interdisciplinarity – and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in mainstream policy discourse, but this article presents a more nuanced picture of mobility, showing the challenges of mobility, as experienced and articulated by PhD fellows and some of their supervisors. The research is based on twenty-six interviews with PhD fellows and principal investigators involved in two types of flagship doctoral programmes: the ITN in Europe, and the IGERT in the United States. The main finding is that PhD fellows associated all three types of mobility with feelings of homelessness.
The Urgent Need for Research and Action
Kaitlin Schwan, Erin Dej, and Alicia Versteegh
, housing status, age, and poverty on girls’ experiences of the pandemic, particularly in the Canadian context. The complexities of girls’ homelessness is not being captured in the national discourse regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, despite overlapping areas
Examining a Mobility Hub in the “Redevelopment and Enhancement” of Downtown Tallahassee
Christopher M. McLeod, Matthew I. Horner, Matthew G. Hawzen, and Mark DiDonato
, residents, students, and politicians that the areas are “clean and safe.” 1 In cities across the United States, similar assurances of safety have resulted in the sterilization of urban spaces, whereby certain bodies, such as those experiencing homelessness
Tom Hall and Robin Smith
This article considers welfare and the city and the ways in which pedestrian practices combine in the management and production of urban need and vulnerability as manifest in the experience and supervision of urban homelessness. The article combines writings on urban maintenance and repair with recent anthropological work on wayfaring (in which cities seldom figure). Fieldwork undertaken with rough sleepers, welfare workers and city managers in the city of Cardiff , Wales, provides the empirical basis. The main body of the article is organized around three walks through the centre of Cardiff with individuals variously implicated in care, repair and welfare in the city. In closing we assert the importance of a politics of street welfare in city space.
everything. Nothing here and now is enough to give us satisfaction. On a deeper level, however, there is the mood of anxiety, which Heidegger speaks of as a feeling of homelessness . As our reality becomes more and more separated from nature—a transition
Holy Motors, France and Germany, 2012, Pierre Grise Productions, directed and written by Leos Carax, starring Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue, and Michel Piccoli.
Diasporic Art and Finding Home in Exile
Rushdi Anwar is a Kurdish artist in exile who references his personal experiences of genocide, situated within the modern history of his homeland, Kurdistan, to reflect on the region’s sociopolitical issues. His conceptual art demonstrates that exilic consciousness may be articulated and continuously developed through diasporic artistic expressions. Rushdi’s artwork installation ‘Irhal [Expel] – Hope and Sorrow of Displacement’ (2014–2015) aims to draw attention to the commonalities of human experience by narrating the journey from sorrow to hope. It invites audiences to understand displacement from a common perspective, the search for a safe home. Through a Deleuzian lens, this article explores Rushdi’s nomadic journey by looking at his diasporic artwork that connects the Australian context with the global crisis of conflict and displacement.
Il/legality and solidarity in housing struggles in (post)socialist Sofia and Caracas
Mariya Ivancheva and Stefan Krastev
connect its current peak to the extended rainfalls that left hundreds of thousands homeless in December 2010 1 —homeless to whom the Bolivarian government provided shelter ( refugio ) inside public buildings, schools, and hotels. 2 The BBC article and
Indonesian Mortuary Materials and Museums
Kathleen M. Adams
. Ke'te’ Kesu’ burial area with padlocked effigy area visible in right-rear of photo. Photo is courtesy of the author and is used with permission. Dilemmas Posed by Homeless Heritage In the years since that first enormous heist, Toraja