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The Sustainability Plan (2017-) is a project creating resources to publish research on the expanded value of Ormston House and other non-commercial or non-governmental cultural space and programmes. Our long-time collaborator Ian Alden Russell contributed his essay On fatigue and recovery (ISBN 978-1-9999513-2-0) last year and will take this as a starting point for his open lecture at Hong Kong University where he is currently a Visiting Scholar on the Cultural Management Programme.

He states: “Many of us are overwhelmed and exhausted by the struggles and changes taking place in our world. In this talk, we will explore some thoughts about collective fatigue and how we respond to the pressures and stresses of social change. In particular, we will look at how technology and social media has accelerated change and increased the pressure to perform for one another. We will conclude with a hopeful call for sustainable ways we can care for ourselves and one another.” This lecture is part of a public online series on Arts and Humanities in the Face of Global Challenges. You can register here.

Ian Alden Russell is a contemporary art curator, educator and cultural brand strategist and currently teaches in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Date: Saturday 16 May 2020
Time: 3-4pm (Hong Kong) or 8-9am (Limerick)
Moderator: Prof. Frank Vigneron, Dept. of Fine Arts
Language: English

UPDATE: you can watch a recording of the talk below. Our thanks to Dr. Russell for the special mention in his introduction.

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