Walimunige, Hiruni

Deakin University

Hiruni Walimunige is a research assistant on the Objects for Everyday Resilience project. She has a master’s degree in public policy, with prior study in science (majoring in psychology). As the team member who spent the most time in the ‘Lockdown Lounge’ exhibit itself, she feels that the experience has allowed her to make sense of her own experiences during Melbourne’s lockdowns. A highlight of the project for Hiruni was interacting with exhibit attendees and exploring how the ‘mundane’ can support resilience in day-to-day life.


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    Introduction While individuals from marginalised and vulnerable communities have long been confronted with the task of developing coping strategies, COVID-19 lockdowns intensified the conditions under which resilience and wellbeing were/are negotiated, not only for marginalised communities but for people from all walks of life. In particular, the pandemic has...Read more