Bottom-up Resilience? Challenges for the Marginalized Publics under COVID-19 (Part II)

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. As the second of a two-part series, this webinar builds on the discussion of civil society efforts on the first day to drill into the challenges facing the marginalized populations during the pandemic. This session brings together researchers and organizers from Hong Kong, Taipei, and Tokyo to highlight efforts of both supporting organizations and the marginalized social groups during COVID-19. Through short presentations followed by a roundtable discussion, the session explores both the agency of marginalized groups to engage in self-help initiatives and the challenges faced by supporting organizations. It further explores the implications of these efforts for long-term social resilience in the Pacific Rim.

 

This webinar is organized by APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub and the Pacific Rim Community Design Network.

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.

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Speakers

Cecilia Chu 
Associate Professor, Division of Landscape Architecture
The University of Hong Kong

Cecilia Chu is Associate Professor in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She is a co-founder and current president of DOCOMOMO Hong Kong chapter and an editorial board member of Journal of Urban History and Journal for the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong.

Marta Catalan Eraso
Architect and urban designer and 
Adjunct Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong

Marta Catalán Eraso is an architect and urban designer, currently working in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong where she completed her PhD. Her current research examines urban segregation, and unequal living conditions, with a particular interest in transnational architectural and urban forms and norms.

Shu-Mei Huang
Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning
National Taiwan University

Shu-Mei Huang is Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University. Her research interests include postcolonial urbanism, dark heritage, indigenous heritage, and trans-nationalization of care and space. She has published her work with International Journal of Heritage Studies, Journal of Inter-Asia Studies, and Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Nao Kasai 
Co-founder of Advocacy and Research Centre for Homelessness (ARCH) and
Research Fellow, The University of Tokyo

Nao Kasai is Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in the Department of Architecture at the University of Tokyo, and the Chair of Advocacy and Research Centre for Homelessness (ARCH) of which she is one of the co-founders.

Masato Dohi
Co-founder of Advocacy and Research Centre for Homelessness (ARCH) and
Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Masato Dohi is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Building Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology, and one of the co-founders of Advocacy and Research Centre for Homelessness ARCH. He is the Japanese translator of the book Design for Ecological Democracy by Randolph T. Hester.

Michelle Siu Woon Wong
Impact HK

Michelle Siu Woon Wong has been involved in community organising for a decade. She has joined ImpactHK after completing a Master of Professional Studies in Labor and Global Workers Right from the Pennsylvania State University since 2018.

Magokoro Yoshihira
YUI Associates

Magokoro Yoshihira has been a member of the Pacific Rim Community Design Network since 1999 when she belonged to the Graduate Group of Community Development at University of California, Davis. She joined Urban Design Lab and (defunct) Health Sociology Lab at University of Tokyo, while continuing to work for community development in the neighborhood of Sanya, Tokyo.

Moderator

Shu-Mei Huang
Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning
National Taiwan University

Discussant

Jeffrey Hou
Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of Urban Commons Lab
University of Washington

Jeffrey Hou is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of Urban Commons Lab at the University of Washington, Seattle. His work addresses the intersection of community engagement, activism, democracy, and public space. Hou is a co-founder and coordinator for the Pacific Rim Community Design Network. 

Date and Time

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 

10 am (Hong Kong/ Manila/ Shanghai/ Singapore/ Taipei) & 12 pm (Melbourne)

 

Tuesday, July 7 , 2020

7 pm (Los Angeles/ Seattle)

Duration: 90 minutes

Additional Information

  • This webinar is open to the public and will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.  

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