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A showcase of geography during Geonight 2021

29 Apr 2021 - 09:15

On the night of the 9th of April 2021, geographers from around the world showcased some of the incredible things they get up to. This international ‘Night of Geography’ is an initiative to give the public a glimpse of what geographers do, explain some of the concepts used and present some studies being conducted around the world.  

This event, initiated in 2017 by the French National Geographical Committee (CNFG) and now also promoted by the International Geographical Union (IGU), was held virtually this year due to the pandemic. There were events held in 96 countries and from 1,023 cities, including our own event from Cape Town organised by EGS. Our event featured Mike Meadows talking about the connection between the physical landscape and people, as well as Ayesha Francis, a MSc student in the department, talking about food and power and how this specifically plays out in Cape Malay culture.

Check out all the events that were held on the Geonight website: www.geonight.net

You can check out the Cape Town event here: https://youtu.be/PxvJnjMyD58