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*IN-PERSON* Gideon Haigh - The Momentous, Uneventful Day

In-person Literary Event

2021-02-25 18:30:00 2021-02-25 19:30:00 Australia/Melbourne *IN-PERSON* Gideon Haigh - The Momentous, Uneventful Day A requiem for the office Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Thursday, February 25
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-02-25 18:30:00 2021-02-25 19:30:00 Australia/Melbourne *IN-PERSON* Gideon Haigh - The Momentous, Uneventful Day A requiem for the office Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

A requiem for the office

*Please arrive by 6pm for a 6.30pm start*

Has COVID-19 ushered in the end of the office? Or is it the office’s final triumph?

For decades, futurologists have prophesied a boundary-less working world, freed from the cramped confines of the office. During the COVID-19 crisis, employees around the globe got a taste of it. Confined by lockdown to their homes, they met, mingled, collaborated, and created electronically.

In The Momentous, Uneventful Day, Gideon Haigh reflects on our ambivalent relationship to office work and office life, how we ended up with the offices we have, how they have reflected our best and worst instincts, and how these might be affected by a world in a time of contagion.

 

Returning to In-Person Events

In-person guests are limited to fifty seats for this event. If you have booked a ticket your name will be on the door-list. Attendees without a ticket cannot be admitted.

Attendees are requested to arrive by 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start, to enable safe and compliant use of the lifts. Please note, it will take some time to get everyone safely into the event space on Level 5.

Wearing a mask is strongly recommended for audience members at our indoor author events.

Seating will be socially distanced, as will queues for book sales and book signings. Cashless book purchases are preferred.

If you are a high-risk individual (eg, people > 65 years of age, people with underlying health conditions) whilst you are very welcome, please consider the risks carefully. 

By attending this event you are confirming that you do not have symptoms (fever, sore throat, dry cough), have not been diagnosed with or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days, and will comply with the event’s safety policies and procedures including wearing face coverings, physical distancing, and other determined requirements. Violation of policies will result in a request for you to leave the event.

Please note, there may be further restrictions on audience numbers, or the event may be moved online depending on government Coronavirus regulations at the time. We will advise registrants of any changes via email and our website.

Safety is our number one priority, so please:

  • Stay home if you are unwell – if you have symptoms, get tested
  • Wash your hands – and cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Continue to use hand sanitiser
  • Keep your distance – 1.5 metres away from anyone you don’t live with

We request that you please be patient and flexible due to the evolving nature of this pandemic.

Access for People with Disabilities

If you have any access requirements in order to participate in this event, please email us at events@grlc.vic.gov.au or telephone (03) 4201 0523 and a member of the events team will be available to discuss your requirements further.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks |

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

Phone: (03) 4201 0600
Branch manager
Katherine O’Neill

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Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome)

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