So let's take a closer look on how the coronavirus battlefield appears. What images are our thoughts drawn to because of the pandemic – and why. Which of the traumatic events of the last few months stayed in our memories. What was most noticeable within the empty space dominated by the coronavirus that forced us to flee into isolation.
Engrams of the pandemic
We will talk to experts who will also be our guides on a virtual tour through the world in the time of the pandemic. A world where a clear caesura has separated the old order from the new. We are in the year zero which is only now being written down in history. It is a time that will soon become past, but will still be a common point of reference, a measure of distance.
We wish to solidify these images and experiences, to sharpen our senses, to reinforce traces of memory of what we have all witnessed. Let those memories become our foundation for conclusions about the socio-cultural changes provoked by the pandemic. Images of the world crippled by lockdown and other virus related, unreal dailiness examples will be the background and reference point for the experts during their discussions. We will use satellite pictures and drone recordings. We will see images of unprecedented vacuity in places that are usually vibrant and full of cultural and social life. We will reflect on how the pandemic has affected cities, these huge human congeries that are just perfect for pathogens. Will coronavirus prove to be a lesson for us to start thinking differently about the urban space and its dwellers? We will also analyse the global epidemic's consequences when it comes to economy and environment. All of the above will help us to put the current situation into a bigger picture, and reflect on the actual socio-economic development, climate crisis, and the consequences of over-consumption.
Researcher at the Institute of Psychology in the Jagiellonian University. Member of the Applied Memory Research Laboratory research team. Stipendist of the French government. In his work, he deals with psychology of memory (especially episodic and autobiographical memory, elementary processes of reminiscing and creating memories), cognitive psychology (especially in the context of aging), psychological diagnosis, and cross-cultural memory. Originator and co-author of the first Polish textbook on psychological diagnosis in a multicultural and multilingual context.
Co-creator of Cities Magazine (“Magazyn Miasta”), creator and leader of Cities DNA project, podcast producer, including a project called „miastopoczucie”. Public life commentator, urban activist, cultural policies and cultural development of cities expert, promoter of urban innovations. Consultant in both strategic and specific cases; evaluator of public policy effectiveness. Academic teacher and coach; former vice-editor in chief on „Res Publica Nova” quarterly.
Economic sciences professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics; organiser and supervisor of postgraduate studies of Real Estate Valuation at SGH. Member of the Scientific Council at Economic Sciences Institute at PAN, Presidium of the Prognosis Committee „Polska 2000 Plus”, Economic Sciences Committee at PAN, and National Council for Development. The president of Polish Economical Society. Specialist in the field of economy, including economic analysis, finance, business valuation, economical systems, and strategies for socio-economic development
Megatrends analyst, expert and journalist dealing with links in the fields of economy-energy-resources-environment. Author of following bestsellers: „World at a crossroad”, „Energetic revolution. But what for?”, and „Climate science”. Editor of ziemianarozdrozu.pl and naukaoklimacie.pl. President of the Polish branch of ASPO (Association for the Study of Peak Oil) and member of program council of INSPRO (Institute of Civil Matters). Laureate of the grand prize Journalists for climate 2015, „Economicus 2016” prize for the best book propagating economic knowledge, and the Promotor of Renewable Energy 2016 title winner. Together with the editorial team of Climate Science website, laureate of Populariser of Science 2017 prize, awarded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and Polish Press Agency.
Projekt dofinansowano ze środków Narodowego Centrum Kultury w ramach Programu „Kultura w sieci”.