Articles by: Lauren Rickards

Author Biography:

Lauren co-leads the Climate Change Transformations research program at RMIT University. Her current research on the sociocultural dimensions of environmental change includes a project with the Institute of Postcolonial Studies on the Future of Food.

Reimagining Regional Relationships

A post-COVID, post-neoliberal ordering of these relationships needs a new shared imagination Melbourne’s second lockdown and the enforced separation of the city’s residents from those of regional Victoria and the rest of the world has proven a sobering time in which to reflect upon a complex relationship. Across Melbourne, lockdown has delivered a collective jolt to the senses, a striking realisation of how deeply integral mobility is, in its myriad forms, to our taken-for-granted sense…

‘Self-isolation’: Beyond the Urban Bubble

While the coronavirus reinforces a fear of the urban it also reminds us of the urban-centric mindset that has consistently privileged urban life over lives elsewhere.