COVID-19 and Geography
Sep 23

COVID-19 and Geography

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Date & Time
23 September 2020 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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COVID-19 and Geography: what it means for our sense of place

Please note: this event will be begin at 6pm AEST. 


In this public lecture, Associate Professor David Bissell will explain how geography offers important ideas to better understand what’s happening to our sense of place in COVID-19, complementing the scientific understandings provided by epidemiologists and public health experts. David will explain how geographical ideas relating to place and mobility can help us make sense of our current situation and what we might be feeling. These geographical ideas will also provide us with important political tools to identify the new forms of inequality and hardship that are unfolding, prompting questions about how we should collectively respond to shape the future of place.

About the speaker

David Bissell is Associate Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne. His research explores the social, political and ethical consequences of mobility. His book Transit Life: How Commuting Is Transforming Our Cities was published by MIT Press in 2018.

Event Type
This event will be begin at 6pm AEST.
Contact Details
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