Join us for a public lecture by Chilean scholar Francisca Pérez Pallares in which she will discuss her research on the everyday lives and homemaking practices of Haitian migrants in Santiago, Chile.

When: Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 18:00 to 20:00

Where: Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

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This lecture reflects on ethnographic research that focused on conflicts and/or tensions related to the uses of neighborhood space and the spatial practices of Haitian migrants living in central neighborhoods located in the vicinity of Estación Central (Central Station) district of Santiago, as well as those who, in recent years, have populated peripheral districts such as Quilicura. The main results point to the relevance of religious ascriptions and sociocultural life in the neighborhood environment as neighborhood affiliation strategies, in a context where the tensions associated with the processes of deterritorialization and reterritorialization are linked to the migratory phenomenon.

Francisca Pérez Pallares has a PhD in Architecture and Urban Studies from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and studied Anthropology at the Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano. She is currently an Academic in the School of Geography of the Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano.

This public lecture is co-hosted by the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies and the BISR Urban Intersections Working Group.

It will be chaired by Professor Jasmine Gideon.

This event is linked to a Post-Graduate Research Workshop being held at 2.30-4.30pm in Room 106, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD.