Another collective post by the UTH, published on the blog of AESOP YA: what it means to be (critical) scholars in times of pandemic?
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Guest authors: Urban Transitions Hub (UTH) (Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon)
Editor’s note: This post is an engaging contribution by the members of UTH, including the founder and former editor-in-chief of the YA blog.
With this collective post, the Urban Transitions Hub wants to contribute to the debate about what it means to be a social scientist today, and what it might mean in the medium term. Perhaps aptly, we began this reflection on April Fools day (April 1st) during our first online meeting amid Covid-19 lockdown measures. We came together somewhat unsure of how and what to share between us, realising that ‘business as usual’ was not an option, and soon finding that we were searching for a space where we could discuss our collective desasossego (Fernando Pessoa’s disquiet) and unease triggered by the way the pandemic was affecting our…
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