In May 2023, the learning community will be hosting a Q&A session to discuss different disciplinary perspectives on post-disaster urban reconstruction. Hosted by the historian, Dr Pierre Purseigle and architect Dr Matevž Juvančič, the event will consist of a presentation, student discussions and a Q&A.
The learning community will be releasing a short podcast series in 2023 hosted by partners and featuring interviews with academics and practitioners working in the field of urban disasters, emergency response and reconstruction.
'Why write a history of urban disasters?’ – On the 13th December 2022, Dr Pierre Purseigle delivered a guest lecture as part of Professor Anne Winter’s ‘Urban History’ module. The lecture was attended by students enrolled on the History MA at VUB and entailed an overview of the history of urban disasters and explored the importance of studying the history of these events.