Où atterrir après la pandémie?
Where to land after the pandemic ?
The Covid19 has changed our daily life, our travel, our economy. What's next? The heavy trend is a return to the situation before, which is both satisfactory (return to normal life) and catastrophic (the climate emergency is only increasing).
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis, the project “Where to land after the pandemic? project proposes to draw a political lesson from it, trying to emulate it contagion power by turning it over to the benefit of our society and its political life:
If we are collectively able to crush the curve of contamination by imposing "barrier gestures" on ourselves, will we be able to impose ourselves other "barrier gestures" to "crush the curve" of the contaminating power of those we don't want at any cost to land where we were.
To take advantage of the crisis to change course towards a more habitable place, the project proposes the public to engage with 3 progressive levels of self-descriptions revolving around which activities, economical processes and social behaviours should and which should not be part of the post-pandemic collective life, before the resuming of the “normal” life erases the transformative capabilities carried by the current crisis.
1. An online questionnaire to collect descriptions
The first level consists of using digital means to express, through a questionnaire, both personal concerns and intimate projections about a “world to come. “Where to land after the pandemic?” uses the medialab's expertise in textual analysis to identify and group these expressions as a basis to organise collective discussions aimed at producing further, thicker and more grounded descriptions of the collective and political life we should organise in the post-pandemic. In other words which should be “protective measures” not against the virus but against going the return to the previous world.
2. Creation of contact groups online, and discussions
The second, more engaged level extends the reflection on the "protective measures" of the first level. In small contact groups, guided by some thematic advisors and through a series of exercises, the public is invited to nuance their concerns and wishes, reflecting on their deeper consequences first and foremost on their personal and social life.
3. Face-to-face workshops
The third level, consists in supporting the possible local and territorial groups of action and mobilisation emerging from the level two. Leveraging on the experience of the “Where to land” collective the concrete output of the foressen the participatory workshops of this level is the redefinitiona and the productions of that which could be called the “new book of grievances”.