Open Labs Online

The Health Transformation Lab's regular Open Labs is going online! We'd love for you to tune in for the first Tuesday of each month as we throw open our virtual doors.

At this time our lab is exploring how COVID-19 is transforming what it means to be a citizen. During Open Labs Online we will share snippets of this work – topics range from catalysing virtual care; renegotiating globalization; re-imagining collaboration from a distance; and why isolation need not equal loneliness.

The Health Transformation Lab is part of the RMIT Social Innovation Hub.

Open Labs Online #2

Re-defining the individual and the collective: Loneliness, Quarantine and Spatial Distancing

In all kinds of ways, the individual has been asked to take on health system roles – from scanning and assessing risk, to imposing and monitoring spatial distancing and "quarantine". As restrictions begin to ease, these lines become blurrier - these are uncharted territories as we seek new ways of coping and connecting. 

Tune in as the Health Transformation Lab team and special guests explores the re-definition of individual and the collective; the new dynamics of isolation and spatial distancing, and its mental health implications; introduces you to 'The Loneliness Equation' and launches community-driven project 'Letter to my pre-Covid self'.

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