Thinking about the post-pandemic: what will we be like?

Beth Jochim, Director and Co-Founder at Cueva Gallery. Twitter: @_bblurred

 

The world is currently facing a tough and difficult test against coronavirus (COVID-19). Many newspapers talk about how our lives will not return to the routine we know, but will change in ways that have not yet been fully understood.

The new epidemic is putting pressure on the society we have created and is pushing us to see the mistakes made in many areas of our life, leaving us with a  sense of helplessness.

This is frightening, but on the other hand the unknown somehow always arouses fear and uncertainty and it is precisely from this that new ideas emerge. Hopefully the pain, frustration and enormous difficulties that governments, communities and individuals have been experiencing in recent months have the potential to shape our future in a more equal way.

 

I share here two interesting articles that talk about how some opportunities could emerge after the pandemic.

The first one is an interview to trend forecaster Li Edelkoort who envisions a future where humanity will have the chance to reset its values:

    https://www.dezeen.com/2020/03/09/li-edelkoort-coronavirus-reset/

 

The second is a chat between researcher and curator Claudia Schnugg and creative producer and science experience specialist Bianka Hofmann. They investigate the role of the artists after the crisis:

    https://www.sciartexplorer.net/post/what-s-after-corona-crisis-artists-shaping-the-humane-future