Emma Felton - Filtered BOOKED OUT

Thursday 31 January 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
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This event commences at 6:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname. 

Susan Johnson is in-conversation with Emma Felton discussing Filtered: Coffee, the Café & the 21st Century City.

Café culture is flourishing in cities across the world. From London to Seoul, Melbourne to Shanghai and many cities in between, people are flocking to cafés. What is the appeal of the café for urban dwellers? And why now? ‘Having a coffee’ might be a daily ritual, yet it is more than coffee that draws us to the café. 

Cafés are vital social spaces, technically connected workspaces, and businesses that are forging design and food trends. The impact of technology, social and workplace transformation, and the ascendency of the design and food industries all find expression in the spaces of the cafe. 

The café is the lens through which Filtered: Coffee, the Café & the 21st Century City, explores major changes occurring in everyday life in cities across the world. Urban regeneration has fuelled the growth of urban amenity and social consumer spaces such as cafes and restaurants. In the book’s global sweep, it examines the development of café culture in China, Japan and Australia, as significant departures from traditional European café culture. 

Emma Felton PhD is an author and academic who has published widely about urban experience from multiple perspectives. Her articles, book chapters and essays cover such topics as socially inclusive cities, historical approaches to urbanism, the geography of creativity and the gendered experience of urbanism.

She is co-editor & contributor of the book Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology.