Annual John Urry Lecture 2020: Covid-19, Mobilities and Futures

This year’s annual John Urry Lecture will focus on the many impacts of Covid-19 on (im)mobilities:

What does a Mobilities lens have to offer to illuminate our current Covid-19 predicament? What issues, usually overlooked or neglected, does it bring to the fore, whether explanatory or normative? And what futures does it enable us to see or envision, for better or worse?

Institute for Social Futures

The panel discussion is organized as an online event hosted by Lancaster University’s Institute for Social Futures, Centre for Mobilities Research and Sociology Department. The three key speakers are:

  • Professor Tim Cresswell (Edinburgh): How do we, might we, value mobility post COVID-19?
  • Professor Mimi Sheller (Drexel): Contested visions of im/mobilities
  • Professor Noel Salazar (KU Leuven): Essential vs. Existential Mobilities?

Questions of control, facilitation and restriction of (im)mobility affect tourism in general, and therefore also provide important insights into the future dynamics and development of new urban tourism.
You can find all info on this panel discussion here.

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