HOUWEL Countries

HOUWEL is a cross-national comparative project exploring the landscapes of home in 6 different contexts. Here we introduce the teams and the research context specific to each country

 

Italy

 Team Leader: 

  • Lidia Manzo, Dr.

 Interviewers:

  • Magda Bolzoni, Dr.
  • Lory Leo

Transcribers:

  • Eileen Waegemaekers
  • Valeria Roberti

The Italian field research is conducted in Milan. To facilitate the research process the team leader created a network of collaborations with the following partners: City of Milan (Youth Policy and Housing Department), the School of Architecture and Society at the Politecnico University (Housing and Neighborhood course), and Cooperativa La Cordata, a non-profit social housing organization. 

 

The Nethelands

 Team Leader:

  • Fenne Pinkster, Dr.

 Interviewers:

  • Aram Limpens
  • Mirjam van Es

The Dutch fieldwork is developed in colaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zakken).

 

UK

 Team Leader:

  • Oana Druta, PhD researcher

 Assistant:

  • Ben Pattison, PhD researcher

Transcribers:

  • Ana Boteanu
  • Alexandru Anusca
  • Radu Anusca

The English fieldwork is conducted in Birmingham and benefits from the support of the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham, in particular Prof. Karen Rowlingson, Dr. Louise Overton and Dr. Ricky Joseph.

 

Germany

 Team Leader:

  • Christian Lennartz, Dr.

Interviewers:

  • Paul Neupert
  • Carlotta Elena Schulz
  • Oliver Tewes

 

Japan

 Team Leader:

  • Oana Druta, PhD researcher

 Interviewers:

  • Ayumi Wakaki, PhD researcher
  • Yukiko Furuya, Phd Researcher

Transcribers: 

  • Megumi Sugizaki
  • Megumi Okumura

The Japanese fieldwork is conducted in Tokyo and surrounding prefectures. It benefitted from the support of Waseda University, School of Asia Pacific Studies. The team would also like to thank Prof. Yoko Matsuoka, from Tokyo Kasei University, for her support with the recruiting process.

 

Romania

 Team Leader:

  • Oana Druta, PhD researcher

 Interviewers: 

  • Ioana Iancu
  • Dona Bejganeanu 

15 September 2014