[Iag-list] PEP Talk with Angeliki Balayannis - 'The work of pandemic infrastructures: waste, labour and COVID-19' August 26, 4-5pm AEST

Ben Cooke ben.cooke at rmit.edu.au
Wed Aug 18 05:23:25 UTC 2021


RMIT Classification: Trusted

Hi All,

Join us for the next online talk in our series on human-environment relations, hosted by the People and Environment Program<https://cur.org.au/research-programs/people-and-environment/> (PEP) at the RMIT Centre for Urban Research.

Angeliki Balayannis will be presenting ‘The work of pandemic infrastructures: waste, labour, and COVID-19, August 26, 4-5pm, (AEST).


Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant strain on the UK’s already-vulnerable critical infrastructures. This rapid response research examines and intervenes in how the UK waste sector is responding to the pandemic. This seminar traces the unfolding response to COVID-19 through the experiences of those performing the labour of waste – including managers, civil servants, and the “essential workers” in collections. The research attends to their practices, procedures, and emotional and affective labour at this extremely turbulent time. The stories of those who maintain this critical infrastructure are ultimately geographies of a fragmented and marketised sector; a precarious patchwork of contracts, shaped by decades of austerity and rapidly shifting global waste economies.


You can sign up via Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-work-of-pandemic-infrastructures-waste-labour-and-covid-19-tickets-167254959085<https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.com.au%2Fe%2Fthe-work-of-pandemic-infrastructures-waste-labour-and-covid-19-tickets-167254959085&data=04%7C01%7Cben.cooke%40rmit.edu.au%7Cdb46dfa51dd04d5bf12308d961d6d46d%7Cd1323671cdbe4417b4d4bdb24b51316b%7C0%7C0%7C637648397629284732%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=R2BEQVjepmSKdFrK07%2FZLKNoU45NpElrxQ0H80ah%2F4I%3D&reserved=0>



Keep an eye on the IAG list and @PEP_CUR on Twitter for dates and times for future talks with Lisa de Kleyn and Jenny Atchison.



We hope to see you there!





Cheers,

Cecily Maller and Ben Cooke

People and Environment Program (PEP)
Centre for Urban Research


Dr Benjamin Cooke
Senior Lecturer
Program Manager: Bachelor of Environment and Society<https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/levels-of-study/undergraduate-study/bachelor-degrees/bachelor-of-environment-and-society-bp000> & Bachelor of Environmental Science/Environment and Society<https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/levels-of-study/undergraduate-study/bachelor-degrees/bachelor-of-environmental-sciencebachelor-of-environment-and-society-bp193>
Research Program co-leader: People and Environment<https://cur.org.au/research-programs/people-nature-place/>
Editorial board: Australian Geographer<https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cage20/current>

Sustainability and Urban Planning Discipline & Centre for Urban Research
School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
RMIT University

Ph: +61 3 9925 9943
Office: 08.11.29

I acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands I live and work, respectfully recognising Elders and Ancestors past and present.

Recently published:
The politics of urban greening: an introduction<https://www.dropbox.com/s/69hytb9lsc4bqdt/The%20politics%20of%20urban%20greening_an%20introduction.pdf?dl=0> Australian Geographer
Making ecologies on private land: conservation practice in rural-amenity landscapes<https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030312176> Palgrave McMillan
Urban greening, property and more-than-human commoning<https://www.dropbox.com/s/urov6x1uvx1ti1y/Urban%20greening%20property%20and%20more%20than%20human%20commoning.pdf?dl=0> Australian Geographer
Shared personal reflections on the need to broaden the scope of conservation social science:<https://www.dropbox.com/s/3kepx6dj3aplfaz/Shared%20personal%20reflections%20on%20the%20need%20to%20broaden%20the%20scope%20of%20conservation%20social%20science.pdf?dl=0> People and Nature
Plant–human commoning: navigating enclosure, neoliberal conservation, and plant mobility in exurban landscapes<https://www.dropbox.com/s/6s0ky7afjeh8w9e/Plant%20Human%20Commoning%20Navigating%20Enclosure%20Neoliberal%20Conservation%20and%20Plant%20Mobility%20in%20Exurban%20Landscapes.pdf?dl=0>: Annals of the AAG

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