Monday, March 1, 2010

Multi-Sector Approaches to Pandemic Planning and Response:

A role for Arts and Culture?

The recent H5N1 and H1N1 viruses have raised our awareness that pandemics are not a myth of the distant past, but that they can quickly become concrete, actual threats to businesses, well-being and survival in multiple sectors across societies worldwide. What are the possible pandemic threats of the future and how can businesses, civil society and governments best prepare for these?

I’m shortly going to be exploring ideas around this agenda with the Asia/Europe Foundation and I’d be interested to hear your opinions on how the arts and cultural sectors may play a part in this agenda. It might be about social marketing, or communicating risk; or it could be about how health services engage with communities and how these communities in turn, inform new ways of working.

This round table discussion is an opportunity for us to discuss what role the arts and culture can potentially play in this agenda.

If you would like to take part in this discussion please email me to register for a place ASAP.

Date: Tuesday 16th March
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: The Righton Building at MMU (see link below)

PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED; RSVP as soon as possible to: