Journal article

A changing sense of place: Geography and COVID‐19

David Bissell

Geographical Research | Wiley | Published : 2021

Abstract

In this essay, I explain how geography offers important ideas to better understand what is happening to our sense of place during the COVID‐19 crisis, complementing the scientific understandings provided by epidemiologists and public health experts. I explain how geographical ideas relating to place and mobility can help us make sense of our current situation and consider what we might be feeling. These geographical ideas also provide us with important political tools to identify the new forms of inequality and hardship that are unfolding, prompting questions about how we should collectively respond to shape the future of place.

University of Melbourne Researchers