Refuge 2018: Pandemic
Live interactive game
6.30pm, Wed 29 Aug
FREE. Bookings required.
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Prior to Isolate and Contain! Mapping the Pandemic on Wednesday evening, there will be a Wurundjeri Welcome to Country and opening talk by Laureate Professor Peter Doherty, Patron of the Doherty Institute.
In a live interactive experience, step into the control room to build an imaginary virus with epidemiologists and map how a rapidly spreading contagion might affect Australia. Pathogens and diseases like HIV, H1N1, influenza, Ebola virus, SARS and cholera are affecting people globally. Climate change, global connectedness, population density and rapid virus mutation exacerbate these threats and our capacity to respond. What happens in a pandemic? How do we survive and support each other when we can’t come together and contact is forbidden? How can we learn from the past and strategise for the future?
Professor Janet McCalman, University of Melbourne
Professor Jodie McVernon, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Kylie Carville, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Steve Cameron, Emergency Management Victoria
Supported by – Isolate & Contain! Mapping the Pandemic is supported by Emergency Management Victoria, experts from the health sector and Refuge artists; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. It has been developed through a residency at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity.
Image by – Sarah Walker