Emotional geographies of community resilience

A/Prof Michelle Duffy in collaboration with Dr Hedda Askland (Anthropology) and Dr Kaya Barry (Griffith Uni)

This project aims to understand the role of emotions in building resilience capacity for regional communities facing climate change. Its significance is the focus on emotional responses that motivate and mobilise people through existing local practices, and the development of collaborative expressions of resilience. Expected outcomes include an online resource toolkit, art exhibitions at case study locations and major national and international galleries, scholarly articles and a report to community stakeholders. Th Hunter Valley case study location selected is large enough to be characteristic of the range of complex pressures contributing to resilience capacity, and the online resource toolkit will be of benefit to other climate change impacted communities.


Duffy, M., Barry, K., Askland, H. (forthcoming). Emotional geographies of regional community resilienceThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Futures

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.