Exploring everyday forms of resilience: Resistance, rootedness, and resourcefulness

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  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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This autumn's Mark Blacksell Public Lecture will be given by Professor Katrina Brown from the University of Exeter.

How do people and communities perceive and understand change, embrace and resist change, and why do they have different capacities to deal with change? 

This lecture explores social responses to environmental change, but set within the context of other changes – in culture, economy, technology and knowledge. Experiential resilience aims to understand the lived experiences of change, and identify the existing and necessary capacities for resilience, adaptation and transformation.

The lecture starts at 6pm and everyone is welcome to attend (no booking required).

This event is supported by the Royal Geographical Society.

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Speaker biography

Professor Katrina Brown, Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Exeter, is an environmental social scientist, specialising in environmental change, development, vulnerability and resilience. 

Katrina's research focuses on how individuals and societies understand and respond to change, and their different capacities for adaptation and transformation. She is committed to interdisciplinary research on sustainability and has led international research teams to examine environmental change and poverty alleviation in developing countries.

The Mark Blacksell Lecture, University of Plymouth, in association with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)

The purpose of this series of lectures is to bring scholars working at the forefront of geography to the University of Plymouth to present their research to a public audience. The lecture series is named after the late Professor Mark Blacksell, a human geographer with unusually widespread interests and expertise. He was appointed Professor of Geography at the University in 1994, and served as both Head of the Geography Department and Dean of the Faculty of Science before he retired in 2003.

See details of previous talks in the series.

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