Dear all,

On behalf of Jonas Rooka and the Lifestyle research center, I am very pleased to share and invite you all to join their research event called « Living 2020, Talking Covid-19 », organized on Monday 30 November 2020, 10am-5pm via zoom.

The program features 12 international experts to discuss the issues of how covid is having an impact on our lifestyles and culture. Find here our invited speakers:

– Alan Bradshaw (Royal Holloway, University of London)
– Maria Brock (Malmö University)
– Norah Campbell (Trinity College Dublin)
– Andreas Chatzidakis (Royal Holloway, University of London)
– Stephen Dunne (University of Edinburgh Business School)
– James Fitchett (University of Leicester)
– Joel Hietanen (University of Helsinki)

– Brigitte Auriacombe (Emlyon Business School)
– Lotta Harju (Emlyon Business School)
– Maíra Magalhães Lopes (Emlyon Business School)
– Karine Raïes (Emlyon Business School)

– David Courpasson (Emlyon Business School)

Event takes place Monday, 30 November 2020 at 10 AM – 5 PM (CET / Paris time) via Zoom and is co-hosted by Maíra Magalhães Lopes & Joonas Rokka, Lifestyle Research Center, emlyon business school, France.

IMPORTANT: To join, please register here

The event is free of charge.

The detailed program is available here:

Most of the conversations about the year 2020 cover one theme: Covid-19. Living through 2020 and talking about 2020 have mostly been about understanding the impact of the covid pandemic in our lives, which was unfolded in the most diverse ways. The pandemic has changed how we work, study, eat, walk in the streets, shop for groceries, do sports, and so on. We started to rethink and talk not only about the virus but also markets, bodies, spaces, emotions, time, work, and leisure. In this workshop, we will gather 12 international scholars from different disciplines to present, discuss, and engage in critical and relevant discussions regarding some of the key themes covering the impact of covid in our lives.


10h00-10h10 // Welcome & Introduction

Maíra Magalhães Lopes & Joonas Rokka (emlyon business school)

10h10-10h50 // Coronavirus culture and life in lockdown

Alan Bradshaw (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Joel Hietanen (University of Helsinki)

10h50-11h30 // Starting the conversation with ‘virus’

Norah Campbell (Trinity College Dublin)

11h30-11h40 // Coffee break

11h40-12h20 // Lifestyle changes and wellness during the lockdown, France and the UK

Karine Raïes (emlyon business school)

Lotta Harju (emlyon business school)

13h30-14h30 // Conversations on ‘dystopian times’ and ‘nation’

James Fitchett (University of Leicester)

Maria Brock (Cardiff University, School of Journalism, Media and Culture)

14h30-15h30 // Conversations on ‘care’ and ‘idleness and leisure’

Andreas Chatzidakis (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Stephen Dunne (University of Edinburgh Business School)

15h30-15h40 // Coffee break

15h40-16h20 // Reflections on covid summer: deforming an emodity in pandemic times

Brigitte Auriacombe (emlyon business school)

Maíra Magalhães Lopes (emlyon business school)

16h20-16h50 // Closing remarks

David Courpasson (emlyon business school)

16h50-17h00 // Ending words