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HOUWEL ACCESS

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. 

  • Netherlands

     Team Leader:

    • Fenne Pinkster, Dr.

     Interviewers:

    • Aram Limpens
    • Mirjam van Es

    The Dutch fieldwork is developed in collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken).

  • United Kingdom

    Team Leader:

    • Oana Druta, PhD researcher

     Assistant:

    • Ben Pattison, PhD researcher

    Transcribers:

    • Ana Boteanu
    • Alexandru Anusca
    • Radu Anusca

    The fieldwork in the United Kingdom 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