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Impacts of Isolation | UTS Big Thinking | Sydney Festival

After a year to forget, it’s time to take stock of how the pandemic has changed our lives. What have we gained and what have we lost during these long and unsettling days of isolation and disruption?

This discussion will be led by Sydney Festival’s own Festival Director Wesley Enoch.

Social distancing, working from home and remote learning are just some of the ways our lives have been changed in fundamental ways during the spread of Covid-19. But it’s also important to not lose sight of the hidden costs, especially the mental health and social challenges that have emerged along the way.

Now, as the pandemic moves into a new phase and the possibility of a vaccine comes into sight, we can assess the long-term impact of these changes and whether our lives will be forever altered from this extended period of lockdown.


Distinguished Professor Larissa Behrendt (UTS)


Wesley Enoch (Sydney Festival)

Phillipa McDermott (Head of Indigenous Employment and Diversity, ABC)

This event will be livestreamed via Sydney Festival. A link to the livestream will be sent by email prior to the event.

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Category Festivals