New release: Simone Toji is a Newton International Fellow the UI

Simone Toji is a Newton International Fellow at the University of Sheffield’s Urban Institute. In this powerful new work, she reconsiders ethnography as a form of appreciation of the contradictions inherent in the making of life itself.

UI Visiting Fellow - Simone Toji

In "The Immensity of Being Singular: Approaching Migrant Lives in São Paulo through Resonance" Simone shows how lives are composed through moments of indecision, opacity, and incongruity that make them irreducibly open ended. The singular lives of five migrants, from Paraguay, South Korea, China, and Bolivia, are rendered as journeys across the city of São Paulo, interspersed with resonant explorations of the power of life’s invention and reinvention as a part of the human condition. 

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