The art of migrant home-making

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Making It Home: An Aesthetic Methodological Contribution to the Study of Migrant Home-Making and Politics of Integration (aka MaHoMe) is a NordForsk-funded project that runs from 2020–24. Involving eight researchers from three universities in the UK, Denmark and Sweden, the MaHoMe project aims to address migration and integration challenges by examining how migrants make and make sense of home amidst the complex and divergent politics of integration in these three so-called “host societies”. It is an interdisciplinary project with a range of intended outcomes including a docu-fictive film, an interactive website, a touring exhibition, an education toolkit, policy recommendations, and academic publications in different scholarly fields. In this seminar, Phil Dodds presents his work in three areas of the project: (1) analysing artwork that explores the theme of migrant home-making in Sweden over the last decade; (2) co-organising and evaluating two “visual ethnography” workshops with migrants in Lund, facilitated by the professional artist Henrik Teleman; and (3) participating in and auto-ethnographically reflecting on two “aesthetic workshops” with migrants on Gotland, facilitated by the Baltic Art Centre.
Period2022 Nov 29
Held atGöteborgs universitet, Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper, Konst- och bildvetenskap, Sweden