We are lucky enough to have had Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam from the Sociology Department of Goldsmiths College in London, interview fifteen of our volunteers who were hosting guests in 2017/18.
This study is a record of those interviews, with an introductory explanation of the political and social environment of the time, and since.
The focus of the piece is on the motivations for hosting, and what part hospitality plays in that. It is a very insightful read and may be useful for anyone considering hosting themselves.
The research is part of the ongoing Cartographies of Hospitality study, led by Dr Fataneh Farahani (Stockholm University), with research also being carried out in Sweden and Turkey. We will be sure to post about that when it is completed.
Read the report:
Cartographies of Hospitality