Heterotopic hospitality. Spaces of others (completed)

HEROS (Heterotopic hospitality. Spaces of others) will open for new perspectives on the topics of otherness, hospitality and citizenship. Reserachers, voluntary organizations, users and stakeholders will cooperate to create an international and interdisciplinary platform to discuss whether there are certain qualities in the hospitality of otherness, and what impact these qualities may have for society as a whole.

Photo: USIT by Magnus Hovland 


  • To create meaningful meeting places and processes to discuss, analyse and elaborate the challenge of hospitality and generosity in practices for marginalised people, especially the sanspapier and the immigrants in contemporary society
  • By constructing interdisciplinary discussions between the humanistic and social sciences on the issue of otherness
  • Arranging seminars where the voices of the others are present, also through digital storytelling
  • Setting up a concluding conference with international keynotes to discuss how far these approaches reinterpret notions like hospitality and citizenship
  • Publishing a book reporting the dialogues, the storytelling and the interpretation


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By USIT, Magnus Hovland


Published Aug. 21, 2012 8:59 PM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2016 2:15 PM