Refuge – Mapping the Pandemic Public Workshop
Presented by Arts House
2:30pm, Sat 28 Apr
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Auslan Interpreted – 2:30 – 4:30pm, Sat 28 Apr
Audio Description – 2:30 – 4:30pm, Sat 28 Apr
Diseases like HIV, H1N1, influenza, Ebola, SARS, cholera and Zika virus are affecting people globally and change the way we live. Climate change, global connectedness, population density and rapid virus mutation exacerbate the threat of pandemics 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 past pandemics and strategise for the future? Step into the control room with artists, experts and emergency services to help us build an imaginary scenario as we map out how a rapidly spreading infectious disease might affect Melbourne.
Other Refuge key dates:
Refuge LAB (invitation only)
30 April – 4 May
Refuge public event
September (Dates to be announced)
Supported by – funding from the Australian Government in partnership with the States and Territories under the National Partnership Agreement for National Partnership Agreement for National Disaster Resilience; the Victorian Government through the National Disaster Resilience Grants Scheme(NDRGS);the Australian Government through the Australia Council, it’s arts funding and advisory body; and the University of Melbourne.
Refuge supporting partners Creative Recovery Network; Emergency Management Victoria; Red Cross Australia ; Resilient Melbourne; SES Footscray Division; and St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre.
Mapping the Pandemic Public Workshop is designed with Lee Shang Lun (PlayReactive) and supported by Emergency Management Victoria, experts from the health sector, emergency services and Refuge artists.
Image by – Bryony Jackson