Francesca Pegorer

Urban anthropology; space and place; migration studies; postcolonialism; phenomenology; sensory ethnography

Research Summary

My current research is located in Berlin, Germany. I focus on the place-making practices and strategies of residents at risk of marginalisation, across the city’s geographies of memory and forgetting. I’m interested specifically in how migrants and people with migration background ‘make city’, in the current scenario of increasing socio-economic pressure, discrimination, and political polarisation

Currently PhD Student in sociocultural Anthropology at UBC.

Ca’ Foscari University, Venezia, Italy,: M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology and Ethnolinguistics, with honors

Polytechnic University, Turin, Italy: Specialization in Emergency Architecture and Planning; Auto-built Architecture; Architecture in the Developing Countries

Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy: Professional Master Course in Ecological and Sustainable Architecture

Università degli studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy: B.A. + M.A. in Architecture and Building Engineering

Pegorer, Francesca. 2017. “Un luogo di sosta a Berlino: ospitalità come antidoto all’invisibilità sociale (A stopping place in Berlin: hospitality as antidote to social invisibility)”. Dada Rivista di antropologia post-globale, June 2017 (1).

Creighton, Millie, Ahmed Sayed, Basant, and Pegorer, Francesca. 2017. Linking Past with Present While Visiting Sites of Injustice on the 75th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian and Japanese American Internment. Japan Studies Association of Canada Newsletter, Fall 2017, pp. 13-21. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan.

Conference Papers
“From wasteland, to Edgeland to sacred land: urban gardens, communitas, and ‘the city’ by Berlin and Tokyo”. Presented at Canadian Anthropological Association Annual Conference, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, May 2018

“Urban Interstices: betwixt and between creativity and oppression”. Presented at GSCS Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at UBC, Vancouver, Canada, April 26, 2018

“Vulnerabilità e autodeterminazione in una comunità urbana: aspetti di un’esperienza etnografica (Vulnerability and self-determination in an urban community: aspects of an ethnographic experience)”. Presented at Laboratorio DEA, Ca’ Foscari University, Venezia, Italy, November 2016.