RESILIENCE IN THE AGE OF PANDEMICS
As we proceed to a new, unknown age that will in great part be driven by our responses to the intersecting challenges of pandemics, climate change, and socioeconomic instability and inequality, it is imperative that we come together to embrace the opportunity to envision a better, more resilient way of life.
Operation Resilient Living and Innovation Plus (ORLI+), since its roots and inception as 'ORLI' forming during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, has been committed to participating in community-based responses to natural and man-made disaster. In our current and emerging global situation, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope to continue to share knowledge, facilitate discussion and innovate towards more resilient, adaptive societies.
The ORLI+ team are more committed than ever before to our four core principles of Research, Engagement, Empowerment and Design, and we hope to add value to broad and specific conversations about how our built environment, communities, systems, and societies can adapt and evolve to survive and thrive in this new age.
To that end, we are kicking off what we are tentatively calling “Resilience Innovation Forums” -- themed discussions geared at co-creation of innovative solutions that can help empower our community members, designers, and other stakeholders to collectively contribute to a new, resilient and adaptive world. We won’t have all of the solutions, and we do not pretend to be leaders in public health. However, we hope that these forums provide a place where ingenuity, creativity, and care come together to enhance our tools and lives as we move into the unknown age ahead.
Please stay tuned for more information on how to participate!