Contagious Cities: Facing and Understanding the Pandemic (Webinar)

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The Covid-19 pandemic has and will continue to transform all aspects of our lives. Tourism and mobilities are among the areas which will be affected tremendously. On Thursday, April 30, the Cultural Research Network offers a very interesting global webinar on this issue. Contagious Cities: Facing and Understanding the Pandemic will tackle questions like:

Are we ready to face the global challenge of Covid-19 pandemic outbreak?

Do we know how microbes, migration and metropolises cohabitate or relate to each other?

Can we tap into the artistic and cultural creativity to better understand the global infectious diseases or even investigate how they travel across urban and human borders?

The webinar will raise and discuss these questions in a live conversation with artists, curators, researchers and cultural producers of the Contagious Cities, an international cultural project developed by Wellcome Trust in 2018 to mark the centenary of the 1918 flu pandemic.

The webinar will share important insights from the Contagious Cities project, that brought together international curators, artists and scientists through residences across New York, Hong Kong and Geneva to explore how epidemics spread in urban environments.

The webinar will be available via zoom. To register please visit here:

Date & Time: April 30, 2020 2:30 PM (Berlin time)

Ken Arnold – Creative Director at Wellcome (London, UK)
Sarah Henry – Chief Curator and Deputy Director at the Museum of the City of New York (New York, USA)
Ying Kwok  – Curator of Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close at Tai Kwun Contemporary (Hong Kong, China)
Matt Adams – Co-founder of Blast Theory (London, UK)
James Doeser – Freelance cultural researcher (London, UK)

Moderator: Natalia Grincheva

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