In the time of grief: Solitude and solidarity

In the weeks since COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic (WHO, March 2020), various metaphors have been deployed to understand the situation we are collectively facing as well as our place within it. The pandemic has been variously likened to war, religious reckoning, an indictment on the capitalist system or even the natural worldContinue reading “In the time of grief: Solitude and solidarity”

Viral thoughts on a pandemic

It has been a few weeks since the COVID-19 or coronavirus threat became a global pandemic. As I write this, the country I live in (Canada) is in a state of lockdown. Borders are closed, businesses are closed, schools are closed. The public imagination is our remaining commons–a feverishly contested social territory. Like many others,Continue reading “Viral thoughts on a pandemic”