Activity: Talk/lecture/symposium/speech › Event organized by non-HKBU units
Four writers consider what travel writing means in an increasingly globalised world and what has changed in the time of COVID. In The Lost Pianos of Siberia Sophy Roberts uses musical culture as a way to tell the story of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and On Lighthouses by Jazmina Barrera is part travelogue, part memoir that explores the meaning and symbolism of lighthouses. Cameron Dueck’s journey around the Mennonite diaspora in Menno Moto explores social isolation as well as his own cultural roots, while This is London by Ben Judah investigates the hidden life of one city through its immigrant population. Patrick Holland, Assistant Professor at HKBU and author of Riding the Trains in Japan asks what these authors learned from their writing journeys about concepts of mobility, cultural hybridity, exile and belonging. In ENGLISH, and available online 48 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.