If we want the space to wonder and dream, we have to be able to find some hope in the future.
Hear the perspectives of Melburnians at the Queen Victorian Market as they look ahead to 2031 and peep beyond COVID-19.
Sometimes I feel the pressing weight of familiarity but most days I still feel that the window of exploration is well and truly open.
I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask people whether they were feeling optimistic or pessimistic about where Australia finds itself in these challenging global times. The answer is a fascinating blend of apprehensiveness and gratefulness.
Trying to attach a person’s political views to their position on COVID-19 is a fairly fruitless activity. Take away the extremes, and there is a world of convergence.
I had to adjust to two realities. The first was that if I didn’t want to be in ‘lockdown’ then I would have to stay on the road. The second was that to be on the road I would need to get over the sense of guilt that goes with having that freedom.
In a few days, much of Australia will move to further ease restrictions that have stopped our worst health fears in their tracks. The changes are already palpable in Melbourne.
I think you’re going to enjoy this edition of re:location where Deon and I discuss life in Cape Town, the impact of Covid-19 and some of the the challenges the city is facing.
On this edition of re:location , I talked with Shashank Bengali about his experiences in Singapore, what it's like being an American in the city and some of the contrasts between the two political systems. Have a listen