Organised in partnership with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), this year’s programme will explore the theme ‘Urban disasters: Vulnerability and resilience in a pandemic’.
ACU Summer School 2021 will explore how inequality and injustice are experienced by the most marginalised in cities, in the context of disasters such as the current pandemic. The Summer School will focus on urban disasters alongside concepts of disaster vulnerability, risk and resilience. It will enable participants to explore community-based initiatives and reflect on the scope for collaborative governance.
By focusing on disaster risk reduction and adaptive capacity and resilience, the Summer School will provide opportunities for cross cultural learning and generate valuable insights into the idea of localisation in humanitarian efforts.
Following the success of ACU Summer School 2020, we look forward to welcoming students online again for two weeks of lectures from international speakers, challenging group project work, networking and skills development.