Bottom-Up Resilience? Civil Society Responses under COVID-19 (Part I)
During the COVID-19 crisis, community self-help and mutual support have become critical to the survival of many individuals, lending a lifeline to some of the most vulnerable populations in our society. In contrast to the government or institutional responses, they represent the agency and ability of the civil society groups to mobilize in times of crisis—a process that has proven to be effective in other disaster scenarios. As the first of a two-part series, this webinar brings together researchers and organizers from Hong Kong, Manila, Melbourne, Shanghai, and Singapore to highlight exemplary efforts in the respective locations. Through short presentations followed by a roundtable discussion, the session explores what these efforts have in common and how they respond to specific social and institutional contexts. It further examines the implications of the civil society efforts during COVID-19 for long-term social resilience in the Pacific Rim.
The co-organizers of the webinar include Prof Jeffrey Hou, University of Washington, Assi Prof Shu-Mei Huang, National Taiwan University, and Assoc Prof Elizabeth Maly, Tohoku University.
Tan Beng Kiang is a registered architect and Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. Her teaching and research interests are in participatory community design & planning, service learning, community development, design for aging, and social and environmentally sustainable housing. Her studio project received the 2018 Pacific Rim Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design.
Date and Time
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
10 am (Hong Kong/ Manila/ Shanghai/ Singapore/ Taipei) & 12 pm (Melbourne)
Monday, July 6 , 2020
7 pm (Los Angeles/ Seattle)
Duration: 90 minutes
This webinar is open to the public and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.
The views, information, or opinions expressed during webinars are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Association of Pacific Universities (“APRU”) and its employees. APRU is not responsible for and does not verify for accuracy of any of the information contained in the series.