Posted on 30 April 2020
Reflecting on the different global meanings of community, historical and contemporary, Bound Alberti considers the variety of global responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.
'Something quite profound is also happening in terms of our relationships with people we don’t know. Despite negativity about the societal impacts of COVID-19 - from increased levels of loneliness to the limitations of social media – we are seeing some positive and unexpected results, including widespread outpourings of charity, togetherness and empathy for complete strangers. We might even be seeing a grassroots redefinition of what “community” means in the 21st century.'
Read the full article in The Conversation here.