Category: Covid-19

Lockdown and Locked In: Houseplants and Covid-19

Drawing courtesy of the author By Darya Tsymbalyuk Just before the official lockdown was announced in Scotland, I moved all of my office plants home. There was no space for them in my room, but I rearranged my furniture to accommodate my office plants… Continue Reading “Lockdown and Locked In: Houseplants and Covid-19”

Masking Our Uncertainties: The Way of the Masks

Reproduced with permission © Ranjan Kaul By Rita Brara A mask does not exist in isolation; it presupposes other real or potential masks by its side, masks that might have been chosen in its stead and substituted for it. -Claude Levi-Strauss, The Way of… Continue Reading “Masking Our Uncertainties: The Way of the Masks”

Understanding Reverse Worker Migration during the Covid-19 Lockdown in India and the Green Revolution

Source: Sumita Roy Dutta CC BY-SA By Vipul Singh Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi The Covid-19 pandemic has posed a grave challenge, with countries around the world struggling to control its spread. The easiest and most viable solution to reducing the… Continue Reading “Understanding Reverse Worker Migration during the Covid-19 Lockdown in India and the Green Revolution”

The Distant Spring: Philosophy and Social Innovation

Photo courtesy of the author By Rafael Ziegler Eight variations for thinking about social innovation and sustainability transitions during the coronavirus crisis In response to the harm done to birds by the widespread use of pesticides, Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring (1962). Her account… Continue Reading “The Distant Spring: Philosophy and Social Innovation”

Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic for Environmental Governance

Source: FolsomNatural via Flickr CC BY 2.0 By Erin Ryan The coronavirus pandemic offers lessons for leaders on every level about how—and how not—to manage complex interjurisdictional challenges, like the environment, which unfold without regard for political boundaries [1].

Fault Lines: On the Ground in Colombia

By Paula Ungar
I spend the quarantine days in my old, quiet apartment. From the window, I can see the shape of the Andean mountains that embrace the Eastern part of Bogotá. Groups of little houses are embroidered into that mountainside, like honeycombs, forming one of the numerous self-built quarters in this city inhabited by seven-million.

Corona Crisis, UNESCO and the Future: Do We Need a New World Heritage?

World heritage for the post-corona world? Artefacts of the Anthropocene. From Tracey Williams’s Collection “Lego Lost at Sea.” Reproduced by permission © Tracey Williams @LegoLostAtSea. By Cornelius Holtorf and Annalisa Bolin UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures, Linnaeus University, Sweden A virus has put the… Continue Reading “Corona Crisis, UNESCO and the Future: Do We Need a New World Heritage?”

Cross-Species Conversations and the Coronavirus

The hand of human intervention in mutual symbiosis and harmony with nature © Olaf Hajek By Serenella Iovino (translated by Elena Past) Zoonosis. This is one of the strange words that the onset of the coronavirus has forced us to learn. Zoonosis is a… Continue Reading “Cross-Species Conversations and the Coronavirus”

“You have to change your life!” Our Common Post-Corona Future through a Swedish Lens

Intensive care unit in Algemeen ziekenhuis St-Maarten (Saint Martin’s General Hospital) at Mechelen, Flanders, Belgium, 10 June 2018, © Ad Meskens By Sigurd Bergmann Once the coronavirus pandemic is over, we will wake up to a new society. Before everything gets better, however, everything… Continue Reading ““You have to change your life!” Our Common Post-Corona Future through a Swedish Lens”

Is Covid-19 a “Capitalocene” Challenge?

Featured image courtesy of Elisabeth Abergel By Jenia Mukherjee and Amrita Sen Rapid shifts across nine planetary boundaries, including deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and climate change, have occurred as a result of the Anthropocene. As recent advances in research suggest, political, economic, and technocratic… Continue Reading “Is Covid-19 a “Capitalocene” Challenge?”