Reimagining Antarctic Gateway Cities


An international panel of experts explore what it means to be an “Antarctic City”

Start Date

5th Jul 2017 6:00pm

End Date

5th Jul 2017 7:30pm


Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Waterfront Building, Hobart

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Hobart, Christchurch, Ushuaia, Punta Arenas and Cape Town may seem geographically remote from one another, but all five are linked because of their status as Antarctic Gateway Cities. What does this identity mean? How has it developed? And how could Antarctic Cities better collaborate?

An international panel of experts will explore what being an “Antarctic City” means within various national contexts, what benefits such status provides, and how connections with the far south could develop in the future. The panel will be followed by drinks, nibbles, and discussion.


  • Juan Francisco Salazar, Western Sydney University
  • Tim Short, Hobart City Council
  • Chloë Dear, Christchurch Antarctic Office
  • Elias Barticevic, Chilean Antarctic Institute
  • Gabriela Roldan, University of Canterbury

Presented by research partners collaborating in the ARC project “Antarctic Cities and the Global Commons: Rethinking the Gateways” (LP160100210)