The Post-Mobile City? Discovering possibilities for the Good Life in Dutch cities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Image source: Vlada Karpovich and Kaique Rocha via Pexels.com
Image source: Vlada Karpovich and Kaique Rocha via Pexels.com

Date: 27th of January 2021 at 18h00 (CET)

Contemporary cities and urban lifestyles are fundamentally dependent on mobility. Being on the move became a key element of the Good Life as many urban dwellers understand it today. This constitutes a serious problem when disruptive events such as the covid-19 pandemic impose large-scale restrictions to freedom of interaction and movement. This is particularly the case in Dutch cities, which tend to be characterized by highly mobile and socially engaged citizens. Digital solutions are helpful; however, they cannot replace all that is being lost. Are there alternatives?

This workshop is aimed at co-creating (or retrieving) ideas to re-establish the Good Life in Dutch cities in times when both face-to-face forms of conviviality and mobility are highly limited due to infectious diseases, and without making additional use of digital resources.

This workshop is open to any (English speaking) urban resident in the Netherlands. It will be held online (yes, the irony!…) and is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Workshop duration: 1h30min

Please book your place if you want to participate. To book a place, email acf@fe.up.pt with the following information: name, age, gender and occupation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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