Seeking Resilience in a(n Increasingly) Fragile World?
August 20, 2020 3:00pm Online
How individuals and institutions adjust to situations of fragility tells us about everyday resilience. This talk will draw upon research with communities in Syria, Sierra Leone and El Salvador to help us in developing strategies for resilience.
We are increasingly aware of the fragility of the world due to climate change, emerging infections, and political conflict. How do we best understand fragility, and the strategies for personal and institutional resilience in the face of these threats? Drawing on multi-disciplinary field research with communities in the Middle East, Africa and Central America we share what surveys, participatory discussions, religious reflection and poetry tell us about living and working in circumstances of fragility, and what we can take from this to develop strategies for everyday resilience and dealing with uncertainty.
Tea & Talk Series
The Tea & Talk series invites everyone to enjoy a cup of tea while engaging with experts in a friendly, relaxed discussion. There won’t be any powerpoints, notes or formality here – just the chance to ask questions and to listen to some of Scotland’s leading authorities on a variety of subjects.Book Now
All Tea & Talk events will take place using Zoom Meetings so attendees can take part using audio and video. Due to this attendees must be 17+ years old. To encourage discussion and allow for everyone an opportunity to ask questions we have limited the number of spaces available.