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Memory Loss: COVID as a Slow Disaster

COVID is a disaster playing out in time with a simultaneity that both propels and confounds our analytical capacity. This talk explores the modes of temporality suggested by COVID analysts, and argues for a slow disaster methodology to account for harm and position care as a possible outcome of the pandemic.

Time: Mon 2024-05-06 13.15 - 14.45

Location: Big seminar room, Teknikringen 74D, Floor 5

Language: English

Participating: Scott Knowles, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

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Scott Gabriel Knowles is a historian of disaster and serves as a Professor in the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He has lived in South Korea with his family since 2021. He is the host of #COVIDCalls and the author of The Disaster Experts: Mastering Risk in Modern America. He is also the co-editor of Legacies of Fukushima: 3.11 in Perspective (with Kyle Cleveland & Ryuma Shineha). Currently he's finishing a new book titled The United States of Disaster.