In the Midst of a Global Pandemic: A Conversation about Dependency, Interconnectedness, and Planetarity


The Great Pandemic Novel Will Not Be About the Pandemic – Counterpoint: Navigating Knowledge · May 27, 2020 at 4:26 AM

[…] a recent Counterpoint event, the panelists (including myself) were asked to speak about whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Counterpoint Turns Two—Looking Back and Looking Forward – Counterpoint: Navigating Knowledge · August 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM

[…] On 15 May 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic, we had “A Conversation About Dependency, Interconnectedness, and Planetarity.” In an online event with seven panelists from various professions and over forty participants from many countries, we asked ourselves whether the pandemic might be the right moment to begin acting as if humans are part of a planetary community rather than isolated individuals who have positioned themselves above the rest of the natural world. It might be that the gravity and gravitas of this pandemic moves us toward a realization of our planetarity. We had a lively conversation about what types of worlds we can build together out of the ashes of the old worlds to which we can no longer return. (If you want to read more or watch the recording of this event, please click here.) […]

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