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Critical Perspectives of Infrastructures in the Field of Migrant Reception

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European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)


This position paper discusses the convergence of literature on information infrastructures, critical theories of information and work relating to the field of reception in the context of migration. With evidence from existing literature and the preliminary findings of a pilot study based in Italy, the work of individuals and organizations within the field of migration is often filled with multi-faceted points of social support that are deeply embedded within one another. These points of social support pertain to employment, housing, food security, legal aid, language learning and so much more. Furthermore, those that are of migration background and seeking various forms of social support are entitled to the information they need in order to actively participate in their locality. Therefore, how do the systems involved in this work embody equity and inclusion? By specifically studying the information infrastructures involved in this work, one can gain perspective on the dynamic elements and practices of reception work and its reliance on technology and communication across a larger network of social support providers.


Corieri, Isabella (2024): Critical Perspectives of Infrastructures in the Field of Migrant Reception. Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centered Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies – Doctoral Colloquium Contributions. DOI: 10.48340/ecscw2024_dc10. European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET). EISSN: 2510-2591. Doctoral Colloquium. Rimini, Italy. 17 June - 21 June, 2024