Since 1969, Inn-Town Homes has provided OSU students with excessive-high quality, secure condo housing near The Ohio State University’s major campus. This thesis examines relationships between home, work and migration for Vietnamese people in East London.
It additionally highlights the translocal connections between residence, work and concrete dwelling in Vietnam and East London. Drawing upon participants’ personal stories, I look at their journeys of migration and experiences of arrival in East London, framing the empirical materials within ideas of navigation and urban learning. Alongside a recognition of the position of the town inside migrant experiences of house, I argue that participants re-shape town via their on a regular basis mobilities and practices of dwelling. The thesis examines connections between home and work in Vietnam, drawing upon understandings of the Vietnamese house as a website of connection to other locations and between living family members, ancestors and the spirit world.
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